JESSICA JACKSON COUNSELING
Everyone is worthy and deserving of relief from anxiety, depression, grief, and past traumatic events. I challenge clients in sessions so that our time together is meaningful and focused on their goals for treatment. I prioritize creating a space that is judgment-free, safe, and where you can be fully heard, challenged, and validated.
I specialize in working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, job stress, self-esteem issues, family conflict, trauma, codependency, burnout, and life changes /transitions. I also specialize in working with clients who have experienced or are experiencing racism-based trauma, foster care, adoption, and relationship challenges.
If your goal is to have assistance with finding direction, focus on personal growth, and are wanting to elevate your life from okay to great, you might benefit from life coaching services.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist, TeleMental Health Certified, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certified and I'm also Academic Coach Trainer Certified.
I encourage clients to bring their whole authentic selves to counseling as we partner on goals together. My counseling approach is trauma informed, person-centered, somatic, culturally responsive, and neurodiversity and LGBTQIA+ affirming. I have an anti-oppression lens that guides my work. I'm a licensed therapist in the state of Illinois and can only provide counseling to those living in Illinois.
I offer consulting workshops, and one on one coaching services. Are you wanting life coaching to propel you to the next level? Are you needing an accountability partner to help you frame and follow through on personal goals? One-on-one coaching might be right for you.
TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
As a Racism Based Trauma Healing Practitioner, I can be booked to facilitate training for academic institutions and groups on topics in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Including topics ranging from Racial Trauma Healing, Leadership, Self Esteem, Cultural Humility, Racial Identity at Work, and life coaching.
Currently Accepting New Clients
15 min. consultation for potential clients to learn about services, and to see if Jessica is a good fit for you.
Individual Counseling appointment.
Saturday sessions are available by request. Family and couples sessions are also $175
The Podcast Emboldened with Jessica examines the nuances of holistic wellness, pop culture, and showing up daily as our whole unabashed selves. Using an anti-oppressive, sex-positive lens a Blackity Black mental health therapist and guest dive into topics inquiring minds want to know. We invite listeners to join us in embracing your immense value, laughter, healing, and commitment to being Emboldened.
This podcast is not a replacement for therapy or counseling with a licensed professional.
JESSICA'S MEDIA MENTIONS
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR FRIEND HAS MAIN CHARACTER SYNDROME AND IT'S EXHAUSTING
July 19, 2021
“That’s so important, to listen to ourselves,” Jackson said. “Some of us have been quieting ourselves for such a long time that people are not listening to their intuition—all they hear is everyone else’s voice for them. Our internal voice shouldn’t sound like our parents or our friends.” - Jessica
Random Acts of Knowledge Podcast
August 5, 2021
Do you know someone who acts like they are the star of their own movie and you and their other friends are just supporting players?
This type of behavior has a new name: “Main Character Syndrome,” and it can overwhelm friends and loved ones. It’s not all bad, though. Some degree of self-loving behavior is positive.
In our Random Acts of Knowledge podcast we chat with counselor Jessica Jackson about finding the right balance of “Main Character Energy” to live a healthy life.
Jessica Jackson, LCPC, ASDCS
Jessica’s professional expertise spans 15 years in Racism Based Trauma, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Personal & Professional Development, Educational Advocacy, Facilitating training, and Academic & Life Coaching.
Jessica is a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certified and TeleMental Health Certified.
Jessica is the owner of Jessica Jackson Counseling, where she offers counseling, coaching, and training services. Jessica is also the host of the podcast Emboldened with Jessica. Which can be found wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Jessica holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Illinois State University, and a Master's in Clinical Mental Health from Adams State University. Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.
Jessica was a leader of distinction in 2017 earning the 20 under 40 awards provided by the Pantagraph newspaper and The Mclean County Chamber of Commerce. Jessica was also the City of Bloomington Adult Human Relations Nominee in 2017, and the Mclean County YWCA Woman of Distinction nominee in 2016.
In her free time, she enjoys photography, travel, volunteering, and reading. While she reports her booming laugh has been known to startle small children, she leverages the healing benefits of laughter in her counseling practice.
Frequently Asked Questions
WILL MY HEALTH INSURANCE COVER THERAPY?
This practice accepts
Aetna, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Modern Health, Oscar Health, Oxford, and Cigna insurance. Cash and Credit Payments are also accepted. Medicaid is not able to be accepted at this time.
HOW DO I BOOK JESSICA AS A SPEAKER ?
If you're interested in booking Jessica as a speaker please send an email or use the Get In Touch section below with your request including the proposed date, desired topic, and audience.
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