Education & Certification

Licensed In

Graduated From
University of Colorado - Boulder (1988)

National Register Member Since

Jacqueline Schwarz, PhD

I work with people in transition: issues that arise in the movement from childhood to adolescence, from home to college, from being single to being partnered, separation and divorce, loss and grieving, and ways in which we find meaning throughout our life in work and love. I will join you in exploring your conscious choices, your values, how those match up, and their nonconscious sources and impact from early experience. I specialize in helping people of all ages work through traumatic events and develop resilience skills. My work is interpersonal, Psycho-dynamically and Neuro-dynamically based. With children I frequently use play-therapy as a primary modality.

I have practiced in Boulder for over 25 years. I supervise and consult with other psychotherapists. I am an Adjunct Faculty at CU Boulder, and teach an online class on Clinical Ethics. I have led trainings in resilience, Trauma, and Secondary-trauma, as well a Developmental transitions, Critical Thinking skills, and Adoption issues.

I enjoy working with Multicultural issues, and translating between interpersonal perspectives. A working alliance is something I believe is essential for psychotherapy, and I will do my best to facilitate that. I have a therapy-dog, Lucy, a border collie, who can be present in our meetings when that feels helpful.

Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • PTSD/Traumatic Response (e.g., combat stress, loss, injury, sexual assault)
  • Career and Life Adjustments (occupational/career counseling and assessment, academic problems, financial issues, relocation stress, stress associated with other life changes)

Ages Served

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
  • Children (3-12 yrs.)
  • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)

Languages Spoken Other Than English

  • German

Treatment Modalities

  • Psychodynamic Treatment
  • Existential/Humanistic/Interpersonal


    • Colorado license in Clinical Psychology
      PhD in Clinical Psychology from CU Boulder
      Internship at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital
      Fellowship, Harvard Medical School
      MS in Curriculum & Instruction, UW Madison
    • Member APA, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, the Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee and the National Register.

Fee Information/Office Policy

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday

Messages can be left at:

Health Care Plan Participation

My fee is $150 for 50 minute sessions, and $220 for 80 minute sessions which help in couples’ work.
I have some sliding scale capacity.

Contact Information

Primary Contact

The Brackett House
2455 Broadway, Ste C
Boulder, CO 80304
P: 303-579-3081 (Mobile)