I have been a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida for the past 5 years, and I currently hold a Ph.D. in Psychology. I have worked with adolescents, their families, and adults with addiction and dual disorders for the past 17 years. Twelve out these 17 years of experience, I have worked directly with adults with addiction, anger management, and self-management problems. Helping individuals and couples who are struggling with addiction problems (i.e., alcohol, illicit substances, medication abuse, gambling, technology) has been the center of my work. I have also worked with the family members of individuals who were dealing with different addictions. I understand that the impact of a loved one's addiction problems can be very overwhelming, and at times, too much to handle. For this reason, helping the family members of individuals with addiction problems has also been one of my greatest passions. The impact that stems from various types of addiction includes, but are not limited to grief and loss, feelings of powerless, depression, anxiety, and much more.
My approach includes cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, Rogerian, and positive psychology techniques. If you are ready to regain control over your life, whether you are directly suffering from addiction problems or you have been impacted by someone else's addiction, I would like to assist you in instilling hope back into your life.
On a more personal note, I am originally from Brazil; however, I have been in the US for the past 24 years. I am currently a proud American citizen. I enjoy meditation and walking, and I love animals. Additionally, helping others has been among my greatest passions. So, I absolutely look forward to working with you.
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management
LMHC #MH 11216 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
Dr. Jackson is a true professional, and I feel like I am making tremendous progress with her. She is very familiar with 12 step programs of which I am working on. She's understanding, nonjudgmental, and is definitely helping me to peel back the onion and heal from past and present issues / traumas.
Great at what she does.
Dr. Jackson is very caring, she asks questions based on things that are going on in your life and responds in a way that is reflective and insightful. When talking to her I feel as if she really does care and wants the best for her clients.
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Dr. Jackson is warm and kind. I appreciate her sense of humor and how very organized she is about scheduling. I am so grateful that her gentle guidance has already helped me to begin dismantling lifelong habits that have held me back in relationships.
Dr. Jackson is absolutely amazing within the hour we talk weekly! We have just finished our third session and I almost already feel like most of my issues are being solved. She continually offers encouragement, pointing out small steps I may be taking to better my situation. She also phrases suggestions in a way that I can best pick out what might help me, not simply telling me what to do. I have already recommended this site for my friends who could benefit from having someone to tell their problems to and receive help.
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Dr Jackson has been a great help in getting through a difficult time and continues to provide support and encouragement as I begin the next chapter of my life.
She is super insightful and is constantly helping me understand and realize my true motivations for things I do. She tells me the truth even if it's not so easy to hear. She often points out something that makes me think, "Wow, she is so right! I didn't even think of that before!"
Dr. Jackson has been a God sent miracle. I started BetterHelp with another counselor that was just not available. Dr. Jackson's voice is soothing and I love the way she actively listens and asks the right questions for me to ponder. She responds to my written questions quickly. Her schedule is convenient. She's amazingly awesome!
Dr. Jackson has helped me so much with learning to cope with my family members' addiction problems as well as my own past addiction issues. She has also helped me understand various other obstacles in my life and has recommended many useful books and outside resources as well. Very knowledgeable and very caring counselor!
She is a very considerate, understanding and helpful person. She’s also very encouraging into making you realize your goals.
I just started working with Dr. Jackson but so far she has showed nothing but kindness and helpfulness. I am grateful to have her on my new journey to therapy.
She has been very helpful in allowing me to express my feelings. I think I need more of this in my life.
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Dr. Jackson is someone you can connect with right away, she is very professional, knowledgeable and caring. She understands my issues and finds practical ways to help me tackle them.
Dr. Jackson seems to always hit the nail on the head. With just the short amount of time I’ve known her I’ve made tremendous strides in myself and my relationship and I just can’t believe how perfect the match is between me and her. She always knows what to say and how to get me back grounded when I am freaking out.
Dr. Jackson really makes me reflect on my life so that I can understand the root of my issues and know exactly what I need to do to deal with these difficult feelings appropriately. I really am improving and getting better with Dr. Jackson's great help. She is very friendly and encouraging! :)
Dr. Jackson is wonderful! She takes the time to really listen and understands what I'm going through!
Dr. Jackson has been helping so much. She really takes her time to talk to you, evaluate your situation, and she listens! She has great listening skills. And she provides you with lots of tools in between the sessions so you can be improving yourself and work on your issues. She recommended me very interesting books to help me cope with the issue I am having and she gives me very interesting "homework" that helps me to tackle my psychological problems and face them. I highly recommend Dr. Jackson to anyone that needs the help of a Mental Health Professional.
Dr. Jackson is professional yet personable. She has great insight into how emotions, thoughts, feelings, and general situations affect adults. She is wonderful at sorting out the patient's feelings and giving meaning to them.
Dr. Jackson is awesome!! I have already told a few people about BetterHelp and how much I like my counselor. She genuinely cares, listens, and gives the best advice / solutions. Thank you!!!
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Dr. Jackson is phenomenal! She's not only an encourager, she speaks truth with firm words but with a caring tone. It's obvious she sincerely cares!