Aisha Jakachira

(LPC, CSAC, EMDR)
Therapist Aisha Jakachira Photo

About Me

Ever since I was 12 years old I knew that I had a passion for helping people. I started working in a daycare, moved to school settings, and continued moving up from there. I have over 17 years of experience in the mental health and addictions field. I have been fully licensed for 3 years. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree and a double major in Psychology and Addiction Studies from Alverno College in 2007. In 2010, I received my Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling with a minor in Addiction Studies. I'm originally from Wisconsin but I've been in Tucson for over 2 years. I have my LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in Wisconsin and Arizona. I also have my CSAC (Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor) in Wisconsin as well.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I've worked in a lot of settings including; online, inpatient, outpatient, residential, in-home, in the community, comprehensive treatment centers, corrections, and schools providing mental health therapy, addiction counseling, parenting skills, daily living skills, and anger management. I've facilitated groups, worked with couples, families, and 1 on 1 therapy. I incorporate several methods including; EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. You've taken that courageous first step, you're here. When you are ready to take the next step, click the "Work with me" link.

I look forward to supporting and empowering you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #16412 (Expires: 2022-11-30)

LPC #5578-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by N.Y. on Jul 03, 2021 after counseling with Aisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Absolutely wonderful! Empathetic and insightful! She is someone who you would feel very comfortable with immediately because she is so kind!

Written by J.O. on Jul 01, 2021 after counseling with Aisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Aisha has been a tremendous help to me. I'm so thankful to have been matched with her. She took time to figure out my needs from the start. She checks in with me and responds quickly. It feels like I'm talking with a long time friend, but she gives me many tools to professionally deal with the things going on in my life. I'm so grateful for Aisha!

Written by C.H. on Jun 12, 2021 after counseling with Aisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Aisha is wonderful! She really listens to understand and she is good at facilitating my own insights and 'aha' moments. Working with her has definitely improved my mental health and well-being.

Written by L.I. on May 25, 2021 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Aisha is AMAZING. COVID broke the straw on my camel's back. I was starting to become overwhelmed and just having moments, more often that I would like, where I was not feeling myself. I felt like I was on edge all the time and I couldn't pick myself back up like I usually did. Finding Aisha helped provide me with a safe outlet where I knew I would have someone dedicated to listening to me, as well as challenge me. I'm beginning to understand just how cracked my foundations are and that would have been a scary and daunting realization. But with Aisha I know that I won't be alone in working to heal myself! I will never be able to truly express my appreciation of her!

Written by A.L. on May 24, 2021 after counseling with Aisha for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Aisha has helped me so much! I value her advice and look forward to our sessions

Written by S.A. on May 19, 2021 after counseling with Aisha for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

LOVE HER!

Written by P.A. on Apr 29, 2021 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Aisha and I immediately connected and I feel safe and opened to talk to her about everything I feel I need to at any moment. She is extremely attentive and listen to everything I have to say and provides amazing feedback. She has opened my eyes to a lot of things and I'm extremely grateful for Aisha because this is the first therapist I have ever had who genuinely helps me. Shout out to you girl! You're making this world a better place.

Written by S.H. on Apr 27, 2021 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Aisha listens to me and makes me feel comfortable sharing my feelings and frustrations.

Written by K.E. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Aisha is very attentive to and supportive of my specific psychological goals and needs. She offers a variety of tools to help navigate my headspace and life.

Written by N.A. on Mar 18, 2021 after counseling with Aisha for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Aisha is the best counselor I've ever had !

Written by H.A. on Feb 28, 2021 after counseling with Aisha for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

she’s great :)

Written by L.O. on Feb 08, 2021 after counseling with Aisha for 11 months

My counselor rocks my world and guides me through life. I adore her.

Written by A.N. on Dec 15, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Aisha is incredible! I was ready to give up on therapy around the time covid hit, but Aisha made me want to keep going because she was like a friend that I could talk to about anything, that had sage advice to offer in return.

Written by J.E. on Oct 30, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

LOVE aisha. through and through.

Written by A.M. on Oct 28, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Thank you for checking in on me and providing insight that is truly helpful. I don’t feel alone in this world because of you...often.

Written by A.L. on Oct 28, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Love her!

Written by A.S. on Oct 11, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Fantastic! So full of life but not in that fake therapist way. More like, she’s got it figured out. But she still has been there. You can tell that she gets your struggle and has fought through her own mind. Or at least, she makes u feel like she has, and that’s enough. She helps so much.

Written by G.L. on Sep 29, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

I've been working with Aisha for about 5 or 6 months now and she's truly amazing! I feel completely vulnerable, comfortable, and respected with her. I feel like she listens and gives professional advice with my problems. This is the best investment I could have made for myself.

Written by A.S. on Aug 21, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Aisha is such a supportive and kind person. I enjoy speaking to her regularly, she always improve my mood

Written by L.A. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Aisha is an excellent counselor. She has a wonderful ability to connect even across online services. Her warmth and guidance are palpable as she counsels you and holds you accountable on your path to healing.

Written by L.M. on Jun 06, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Aisha is understanding and empathic to my situation. She has been guiding me in ways to help me understand my situation and ways that I can heal from it. I look forward to her help and guidance, ongoing.

Written by W.A. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I really like her and she is working hard to understand my life. She challenges me but in a supportive and encouraging way.

Written by T.A. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Awesome Therapist!

Written by K.'. on May 15, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Aisha is excellent at understanding from a holistic level. She helps me to be the best me.

Written by L.I. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

She’s great!

Written by M.O. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s really great. I’ve only had one video session with her and in that 30 minute session, she helped me with something that’s bugged me since childhood! Wow!

Written by T.I. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Shes very kind. Shes very understanding. She offers solutions. She is helping me reach my goals.

Written by A.S. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Aisha is the BEST! She is a great listener, but also offers support. I am grateful for her in my life.

Written by J.E. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Aisha is a warm, kind, and supporting therapist who is ready to listen and cheers your efforts on. I felt immediately comfortable talking to her, and the live sessions are not only enlightening but genuinely enjoyable.

Written by A.M. on Mar 06, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Aisha has been a constant source of support and understanding during one of the most stressful times of my life. She is responsive, engaging and helps me understand my body, my personality and my habits better to adequately manage my stress.

Written by S.T. on Feb 25, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is amazing! Always there when I need her

Written by T.E. on Feb 23, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassio

One of the most kind hearted counselors I've ever met!

Written by J.A. on Feb 17, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

I always feel comfortable talking with Aisha. Her laid back demeanor allows me to calm down and assess the situation in a rational and understanding way. She is a great therapist that I would recommend to anyone.

Written by C.A. on Aug 06, 2019 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Aisha seems very kind and understanding and has been very happy and uplifting for both of our sessions, she gives me worksheet to do after our session which are very practical!

Written by M.A. on Jul 02, 2019 after counseling with Aisha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

She has been by my side and checking up on me on a good basis! She rocks!

Written by C.Y. on Mar 08, 2019 after counseling with Aisha for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

She is patient, guides with no judgement and helps me through my issues in logical thoughtful manner.

Written by A.L. on Feb 23, 2019 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Aisha is genuine and helpful.

Written by S.A. on Feb 21, 2019 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

I am extremely happy with Aisha and the service. Its exactly what I needed.

Written by E.V. on Jan 25, 2019 after counseling with Aisha for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I had been seeing a lot of ads on youtube and was hesitant to give it a try but I'm glad I did. Aisha is perfect for helping me get through my anxiety, depression, etc. She responds very quickly and has sent me videos explaining different ways to help calm me down during a panic attack. She tailors counseling to my needs and not her own.

Written by J.P. on Jan 10, 2019 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She truly cares and has such a good nature. We click very well and have fun with it. I would definitely recommend her.

Written by C.A. on Dec 19, 2018 after counseling with Aisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Aisha is super supportive and a very sound voice of logic when you are looking for unbiased input.

Written by S.E. on Dec 14, 2018 after counseling with Aisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Aisha is incredible, she’s kind, understanding and she takes the time to really try to connect with the root of your problems, and actively try to find solutions and work towards self improvement. I didn’t think I would be blessed with a great counselor, but I got something even better, one who cares and really puts in the extra effort. I am undyingly grateful that she continues to make sure I am okay.

Written by A.M. on Oct 31, 2018 after counseling with Aisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Aisha is amazing. This is my first experience with counseling of any kind has been EXACTLY what I hoped for. Aisha is genuine and engaged while offering guidance where needed and NOT just telling you what you want to hear. I'm so glad she was assigned to me, I like her as a human being and as a therapist, I think she really cares about helping me on my journey to my best self and that feels really good.

Written by J.E. on Sep 02, 2018 after counseling with Aisha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship, and intimacy-related

I really appreciate all the questions Aisha has for me that help me search my feelings and help me to plan my next steps.

Written by K.R. on Aug 25, 2018 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, and anger

I love how quick Aisha is to respond, and if I don’t message for a couple of days she’ll check up on me.

Written by R.A. on Jul 18, 2018 after counseling with Aisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Aisha is wonderful. I’m incredibly picky when it comes to finding a therapist to work with. Aisha is someone who is easy to talk to, holds me accountable for my actions, makes me think and challenges me. I will continue to use her for therapy and would strongly recommend her to anyone who appreciates a good listener and may have had trouble finding a good fit with other therapists.

Written by B.E. on Jul 10, 2018 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Ms. Aisha is helpful, honest and upfront with me. I love my counselor, she is taking baby steps with me, and I greatly appreciate her.

Written by A.S. on May 21, 2018 after counseling with Aisha for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, anger, career, and bipolar

Aisha is very nice.

Written by S.H. on Apr 28, 2018 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Aisha has been great in offering insights and tools to help me understand and overcome the issues in my life. Knowing that I can rationalize my emotions and thoughts gave me hope that I am able to resolve these negative states. I highly recommend Aisha!

Written by H.A. on Apr 14, 2018 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and sleeping

I feel comfortable speaking to Aisha. To me that's the most important thing they can do is make you comfortable.

Written by K.A. on Apr 14, 2018 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Aisha had instilled a lot of confidence in me. She always reminds me that I am strong, and smart, and she tells me she is proud of me. That is so important. She really listens and responds. She's not the "fixer" type, which is amazing. Anyone with anxiety and depression never wants to be looked at as "broken" and since talking with Aisha, I know she doesn't think of me as broken. It's great to have someone to talk to, but it's even better when they aren't trying to fix you.

Written by M.I. on Apr 14, 2018 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family

Aisha is very easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and an excellent listener. I was nervous about using the service but my time with Aisha had put my mind at ease.