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“Trauma compromises our ability to engage with others by replacing patterns of connection with patterns of protection

Deb Dana

Hello! I am Jacqueline Soboti.
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Jacqueline Soboti, LCSW 
Trauma Informed Therapist

I am an Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I specialize in treating trauma through the lens of Polyvagal Theory. This theory can be a bit complex, so I speak more about what it is here. In simplest terms, Polyvagal Theory focuses on how our autonomic nervous system helps us develop a connection with others.

As a fellow practitioner, my goals are to impart the principles of Polyvagal Theory, educate you on how to integrate the theory into your daily life and practice with clients, and encourage you to learn and befriend your nervous system. Knowing your nervous system will help you in moments of distress to have a connection with yourself and with other people in your life through co-regulation. 


True healing comes from understanding our life stressors, past and present. Each moment of negative stress impacts the well-being of our nervous system. After too much exposure, our nervous system can become disregulated and out of sync. A host of "symptoms" may arise and we may feel anxious, overwhelmed, feel on high alert, or completely shut down. 

The Vagus Nerve
Educational Background

Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
Rutgers University School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Fordham University
Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Social Work
Fordham University

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in 

New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Florida, Virginia, and Michigan.

Summary of Clinical Experience

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) 

EMDR Certified Therapist 

Trained in Polyvagal Theory

Trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Trained in Sand Tray Therapy

Clinical Supervisor

"Trauma is not about the event. It is about the individual's response. It's disrespectful to not understand that an individual's nervous system is making an unconscious evaluation of life threat. It's NOT conscious and it's not voluntary. It's the body's reaction."

Stephen Porges

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