Jacki Othon, Intern Therapist

Pronouns - She/her/hers

Currently Accepting New Clients
Not Accepting New Clients at This Time
Accepting Testing Clients Only
No Longer Accepting New C4VL Clients
No Longer with C4VL

Jacki specializes in working with a variety of different clients, including individual adults, teens aged 14+, LGBTQIA+, and multicultural individuals. She utilizes several modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, as well as trauma-focused therapy, which helps with trauma/PTSD, addiction/substance use issues, experiences of abuse, depression, anxiety, issues with attachment to others, and improving overall self-esteem and self-worth. Jacki also identifies as being a part of the LatinX and LGBTQIA+ communities.

Insurances Accepted

Beacon / Carelon Medicaid (Health Co Inc. / Northeast Health Partners)
CCHA Medicaid
Cigna (now Evernorth)
Colorado Access (Medicaid / CHP+)
Denver Health Medical Plan (DHMP commercial)
First Health Network
RMHP Medicaid
Rocky Mountain Health Plans (A UnitedHealthcare company)
United Healthcare / UBH (Optum)

Current Practice

You are worthy of compassion, positive self-regard, healing, forgiveness, and redemption. No matter how broken, hopeless, or hurt you may feel, healing is possible if you are ready to make some changes and find the right person to walk alongside you on your path. However, therapy is not only about working through difficult things, but also about exploring what you love. What makes you feel inspired? What sparks your passion? What are your strengths? If you’re having difficulty answering these questions, Jacki wants to find some answers together.

Jacki believes that therapy can be an empowering and transformational tool to help people heal and move towards their goals, to process and accept their pasts, to make changes that can help people feel better in the present, and to move into a deeper relationship with oneself. She specializes in working with people who are processing trauma, coping with substance use issues, identify as survivors of intimate partner abuse/violence, and are interested in breaking intergenerational cycles. Serving as a professional therapeutic writing mentor, Jacki has also helped people process difficult experiences and truly believes in the healing power of creative self-expression. Jacki is deeply committed to anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and gender-affirming practices, and works hard to understand how each person’s culture and cultural experiences influence their world. She identifies as a queer third-generation Chicana, and loves to work with people who like to understand their experiences based on their personal identities.

Jacki Othon sees clients via telehealth and in-person in Aurora, CO, and is a Masters of Social Work Intern from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She is supervised by Lauren Shelton LCSW #09924593, LAC #0798.

Client Focus

  • Adolescents 10-12
  • Teens 13+
  • Adults 18+
  • Couples
  • Seniors 65+
  • Family
  • People of Color (BIPOC)
  • Transgender
  • LatinX
  • Group Therapy

Areas of Focus

  • ADHD/Neurodivergence
  • Addiction/Substances
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bariatric Evaluation
  • Bipolar and/or Mood Management
  • Caregiver Support
  • Child Behavior Problems
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Crisis Management
  • Depression
  • Divorce / High Conflict Family
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Existential Issues
  • Fertility
  • Gender/Sexuality
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorder
  • Postpartum
  • Severe Mental Illness
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Issues
  • Trauma/PTSD

Treatment Approach

  • Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic/Existentialist
  • Mindfulness-based
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strengths-Based Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Therapy

Past Work Experience

  • Program Manager and Poetry Writing Mentor, Poetry Heals, Colorado Springs, CO
  • MSW Intern, Voces Unidas for Justice, Colorado Springs, CO

Education & Licensure

  • Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW). University of Colorado at Colorado Springs College of Public Service, currently pursuing
  • B.A. in English, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 2012