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Center For Emotional Wellness of the Northwest Suburbs

Jacqueline (Jackie) Rhew – LCPC, CADC, Co-founder

JACQUELINE (JACKIE) RHEW, LCPC, CADC – CFEW co-founder and co-author of “The Successful Parenting Workbook: Create your custom plan for raising independent children into adulthood,” has published several publications in her over 25 years of treating the whole person. Jacqueline’s expertise lies in a multitude of areas such as school refusal, eating disorders, self-injury, substance abuse, gaming addictions, grief issues, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Serving both adolescents and adults, Jacqueline implements specific techniques and teachings through individual, family and group therapy. Her success has been proven through the use of dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, exposure response prevention, and relational therapy during the therapeutic process.


As the co-founder of the Center for Emotional Wellness of the Northwest Suburbs, she is an expert in her field and is called upon by hundreds of school districts, family agencies and mental health facilities — locally and nationally — for consulting staff in order to better serve their youth. Jacqueline served as a Clinical Consultant for AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital for many years, and previously served as Assistant Director for the School Anxiety/School Refusal Program — a program she was instrumental in creating and developing. She has facilitated 300-plus workshops for professionals and parents — locally and nationally — on topics ranging from anxiety, school refusal, parenting, and self-injury.


A sought after keynote speaker in her field, Jacquline has been featured in the media for her exemplary work and insight including: Chicago ABC, CBS, The Chicago Tribune, the Daily Herald, and the Chicago Parent concerning the treatment of adolescents struggling with avoidant school behaviors as well as bullying.


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