Change the way you think, and you can change the way you live.
Jaclyn Hall, M.A.
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Compassionate & Solution-Focused Counseling in Tampa, FL
Welcome! My name is Jaclyn Hall, and I founded Keys to Counseling as a private psychotherapy practice in the Tampa Bay Area. I specialize in a specific type of therapy called rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT). Established by Dr. Albert Ellis in 1955, REBT is a psycho-educational approach to mental health counseling and the pioneering form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). REBT postulates that people tend to feel the way that we think, and that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all intertwined and highly influenced by one another. Therefore, if we change how we think, we will be able to change how we feel, as well as how we behave, and we can begin living emotionally healthier lives.
REBT promotes psychological health and wellness by helping people to challenge and replace their self-defeating beliefs with healthier alternatives. In contrast to more traditional types of counseling, REBT is generally shorter-term, solution-focused, and present-centered, which makes it a more affordable, practical, and efficient choice for those who not only wish to feel better in the moment, but to get better in the long-term.
REBT is scientifically proven to be highly effective in alleviating and improving a variety of personal and relationship challenges. At Keys to Counseling, I work with individuals and couples (both pre-marital and marital), and my specialties include anxiety, chronic pain, coping skills, couples counseling, grief counseling, life transitions, marriage counseling, relationship issues, self-esteem, stress management, and women’s issues.
REBT is a psycho-educational, collaborative, goal-oriented approach to counseling, and from the moment we start working together, I will begin sharing REBT essentials and facilitate you with applying them to your own life, as well as to the presenting concern that prompted you to begin counseling. As an REBT counselor, my first priority is to be an advocate for all of my clients, as well as for rational thinking, and to successfully illustrate that it is our beliefs about certain events within our lives that directly influence our emotions and our behaviors.
I have invested significant time and energy into my vocational development, and I take my professional promise to you very seriously. I strive to empower all of my clients by helping them to understand that while I am an expert in identifying irrational beliefs and unhealthy emotions, you are the expert on your own life, and together we can collaborate in the development of powerful coping strategies for the plethora of challenges that life inevitably throws our way. As your therapist, counseling is a journey that we will embark on together, and by the end of this expedition, you will learn that you possess the power to create the world that you desire for yourself: it is all within your thoughts.
I aspire to deliver compassionate mental health counseling with sincere empathy, dedication to service, and commitment to excellence, and to do so as efficiently as possible in order to help alleviate psychological distress and anxiety, and encourage emotional autonomy. You and I will form a therapeutic alliance, as well as collaborate on the development of shared goals, and I wholeheartedly believe that REBT, an evidence-based, solution-focused, active and directive approach, is the best way to achieve these goals.
In my experience, REBT holds the true Keys to Counseling and wellness.