Maureen “MJ” Jacquot, MS. / Program Director and APCC

MJ has always known that she wanted to work in a “helping” profession. She set out on that path in 2000 as a New York City Police Officer.  After years experiencing what type of “help” Police Officers provide, she realized that law enforcement offered a very different type of “helping” from what she set out to accomplish. Following her departure from the NYPD, MJ dedicated herself to the field of mental health, more specifically, recovery. 

MJ earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Long Island University in Brooklyn NY, in 2000. She earned her Master of Science degree (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University in 2014. During her graduate training MJ completed her clinical requirements at a dual diagnosis residential treatment center in La Jolla, CA. After graduating, she dedicated the majority of her work to helping individuals struggling with drug addiction, both in residential and community-based/in home settings. 

As a former NYC police officer, MJ works well with resistance and has a deep-rooted desire to help people find meaning and purpose through the process of self-discovery and growth. 

MJ is currently registered with The California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and works under the direct supervision of Lana Konovalova, LMFT. 

“Where there is ruin there is hope for a treasure”- Rumi