Jaclyn Wasco, M.Ed., M.A.T.

Over the past 8 years, Jaclyn has worked with children and young adults in a variety of settings.  She received her Master’s of Arts in Teaching Secondary English in 2014 from the University of Pittsburgh.  After teaching in Virginia and Pennsylvania, Jaclyn was drawn to working with students on their mental health and how it can affect other areas of life.  This led her earning her Master’s in School Counseling in 2019 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  She has had the opportunity to work with students in school settings addressing such subjects as anger management, social skills, coping skills, stress/anxiety, and identity.
Jaclyn predominately uses person-centered and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).  Both of these methods serve to connect with the client in a safe and empathetic environment.  The goal of these therapeutic methods is to aid clients in recognizing their strengths and how thought patterns can impact behaviors.
Jaclyn loves reading, watching Penguins’ games, and spending time with her family.  She tutors students over the weekends and works as program presenter for Carnegie Science Center.