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Jocelyn McDonnell, M.A., LCPC, NCC
• September 15, 2023

In a recent article by Caregiving Magazine, Jocelyn McDonnell, M.A., LCPC, NCC offers insight to the mental health benefits of the pastime of collecting. One of the benefits highlighted is a sense of community.

“Collecting gives people a sense of belonging to a community of people with the same interests,” says McDonnell. “They might participate in an online forum about the collectible, go to antique shops, attend an auction, or walk the aisles of a show for their collectible,” she says.

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Jocelyn McDonnell, M.A., LCPC, NCC

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Team
Ms. McDonnell (she/her) earned her Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With a passion for a working therapeutic alliance that helps clients feel empowered, she completed her Master of Arts in Counseling at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. In her practice, Ms. McDonnell specializes in the use of CBT and ERP and enjoys helping clients explore how their thoughts, behaviors and feelings are interconnected.