Aisha Jakachira

(LPC, CSAC, EMDR)

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
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), 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: 2020-11-01)

LPC #5578-125 (Expires: 2021-02-01)


Reviews

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 A.N. on May 31, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks 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 amazing! She's good at what she does but doesn't come off as overly professional, it's more like talking to a friend that is going to tell you how it is and keep you in check.

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 H.A. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Aisha is very very good :)

Written by A.M. on May 24, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Always a swift response and regular check ins. Very kind, compassionate and knowledgeable.

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 N.A. on May 10, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Aisha is perfect & a perfect match.

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 21, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I just recently got connected with Aisha. She’s amazing! She’s very easy to talk to, I enjoy the amount of effort she puts into making a connection with me as a client. She already feels like my best friend that I can call/text whenever I need to chat. I love how active she is in voice audio and video messages. I appreciate her genuineness and how obvious she makes it that she cares. I couldn’t recommend her enough!

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 A.L. on Apr 09, 2020 after counseling with Aisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Thank you for what you do!

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.