jacquelyn augustine psyd
Resiliency and Wellness
Building resiliency and wellness in our children, families, and first responders
1938 E. Lincoln Highway Suite 207A New Lenox, IL. 60451
Dr. Jacquelyn Augustine, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, obtained her Bachelor of Arts at Northern Illinois University in psychology with an emphasis on children and family studies. While she assisted the graduate program with their research she completed her own dissertation on anxiety impacted by workload as part of the honors program. She interned at a residential facility for those with physical and mental disabilities before working in community mental health in the Portage Park area of Chicago with chronically and severely mentally ill. She went on to receive her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Her clinical training includes experience treating children, adolescents, adults, and families with a wide range of struggles including depression, anger, generalized anxiety, PTSD, trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, academic difficulties, bullying, school refusal, anger, interpersonal and relationship issues, acting-out behaviors, self-injury, low self-esteem, disordered eating, separation anxiety, sleep troubles, and autism spectrum behaviors. Her training took place in a variety of settings, including an alternative therapeutic day school for those with Autism spectrum disorders as well as other disabilities, an outpatient therapy practice, inpatient psychiatric programs, a partial hospitalization program and community mental health.
Additionally, Dr. Augustine’s experiences include the assessment of children, adolescents, and adults to investigate a wide variety of questions including ADHD/ADD, determining or ruling out learning disabilities, identifying a diagnosis, and diagnosing and developing a tailored and comprehensive treatment plan.
Dr. Augustine uses an integrative approach that uses empirically-supported methods of treatment, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, exposure response prevention, interpersonal therapy and family systems. Additionally, she works collaboratively with schools, dieticians, primary care physicians and other necessary treatment providers to create the most support for her clients and comprehensive treatment. Due to her wide variety of experiences, she strives to work collaboratively with families and individuals to tailor the treatment plan to meet the needs of the client and create a safe therapeutic environment. Dr. Augustine has a strong background in cultural and diversity issues. She is a member of the American Psychological Association. She comes from a family of first responders and feels strongly about supporting this community.
Dr. Danny McGuire Jr. Is a second generation law enforcement professional who spent over 20 years in law enforcement. Starting his career as an explorer and later a community service officer with the Palos Heights Police Department in Palos Heights Illinois. At the age of 21 he earned a position with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department South Suburban Drug Initiative which was a federally funded narcotics task force. Danny served in the MEG unit from 1992 to 1995 and in the SSDI street unit from 1995 to 1996. In 1996 he took employment with the Chicago Police Department where he was assigned to patrol, special operations, hostage barricade terrorist team (HBT). He was promoted to Sergeant in 2007 and as part of the process served a 90 day detail in the A/2 violent crimes detective division and then as a Sergeant in patrol in the 008th district. In 2008 he was reassigned to special functions where he served on the swat team in a support capacity as the team leader of the weapons of mass destruction safety and support team and later the chief hostage/crisis negotiator.
Danny earned his Bachelor of Science in Law-Enforcement Management from Calumet College of St. Joseph, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Doctorate of Education emphasis Ethical Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University, Master of Public Administration from Clemson University and a Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition with emphasis on Community Nutrition from the University of Georgia.
He served on the board of the Autism Society of Illinois as Danny has an adult son impacted by autism spectrum disorder and has advocated for parents of children and adults with autism and other special needs.
Danny has worked as an Assistant Professor/Adjunct Professor at local colleges and universities and is currently the Department Chair for Public Safety and Criminal Justice programs at Calumet College of St. Joseph and the Director of the Public Safety Institute. Danny is a certified wellness coach, working on gaining LPC licensure in Illinois as well as CADC certification. Trained in EMDR and hypnotherapy, Danny is passionate about helping public safety professionals as an intern therapist treating first responders