Jacques D. Short II, MA, TLLP

What you’re thinking is what you’re becoming. This quotation by the late Muhammad Ali helps us realize the impact that our thoughts have on our well-being. Jacques understands that our past experiences tend to spill over into our present thoughts, actions, and emotions; this is why he diligently collaborates with clients along their pursuit to gain self-awareness.

Jacques recognizes that we all have great potential and, as such, includes a strength-based approach to help clients recognize their true strengths. Jacques strives to create a welcoming and open-minded space so clients can feel comfortable enough to be vulnerable in order to explore their concerns, relationships, and identities.

Jacques education focuses on the connectedness among developmental, social, relational, and cultural factors. He has experience working with a diverse population of clients, including children, adolescents, adults, and families. He further works with clients dealing with issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, domestic violence, behavioral concerns, and autism. Jacques has also worked with clients from a myriad of racial and ethnic backgrounds but has focused experience working with Black, Native American, and Asian clients striving to work through race-related stress and racial-identity concerns. Jacques also works with sexual identity and gender identity concerns (e.g., trans, questioning, gender non-confirming). Overall, Jacques recognizes that our experiences are intricately connected with our mental health and successful daily functioning; as such, he approaches therapy through a multicultural lens, understanding that culture is a complex reality comprised of the intersectionality of factors such as race/ethnicity, family, education, gender, age, and education.

Areas of experience, interest, and skill:

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Personality Disorders
  • Adjustment
  • Sexuality/Sexual Identity/Gender Identity
  • Racial/Ethnic Identity/ Race-related Stress
  • Autism


5985 W. Main Street, Ste. 101
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

1009 44th St. SW, Ste. 103
Wyoming, MI 49509

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(269) 459-1818

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