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Jacqueline Pistorello, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist she/her/hers


Jacqueline Pistorello is a licensed clinical psychologist and research faculty at Counseling Services, where she has worked with college students for almost two decades. She specializes in mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches for the prevention and treatment of mental health problems among college students. She has received grants from the National Institutes of Health to study the application of two behavioral approaches Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) towards interventions with college students in particular. Pistorello currently has a grant, in collaboration with University of Michigan, to help University of Nevada, Reno students in need who are not receiving services to access services. She has published two books: Finding Life Beyond Trauma, a self-help book for trauma survivors utilizing ACT, and more recently, an edited book on Mindfulness and Acceptance for Counseling College Students.