My name is Jordan Leigh Jackson and I have four years of experience in counseling; I graduated in 2016 from the University of Montevallo and they require a rigorous internship period before allowing soon-to-be graduates to take the National Counselor Examination, which allows each student to start their associate period of counseling. After completing my associate hours, I received my license in the state of Alabama. Most of my experience is with low to median income families and their children, since my agency worked closely with the Department of Human Resources. Each member of these families were from various backgrounds with an array of different issues to overcome. Some of the topics covered include: Generalized Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Eating Disorders, Panic attacks (regularly occurring), Childhood Trauma, etc. I feel very fortunate to have worked with these families and help them find solutions for long-term happiness because they helped me become the therapist I am today. I tend to approach each new client from a Humanistic Approach and feel this is appropriate as we establish a sound therapeutic alliance. This approach is often successful in seeing the bigger picture life has to offer and helps prioritize where we begin the work. As sessions continue, certain cognitive-behavioral techniques may be suggested, because most people who seek counseling are stuck in a negative way of thinking and it's our job to find the way out of that habit. Working as a team has always been important to me in counseling, and I truly believe that's the only way any true progress can be made.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AL LPC 4135
Jordan has been so incredibly helpful in my mental health journey, I’m really thankful to have been matched with her
Written on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Jordan for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Great to work with! I have a super hectic schedule and she has been great in trying to accommodate that. Super knowledgeable on the topics we discuss as well as caring/understanding.
Written on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Jordan for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts
Not only has Jordan been a wonderful counselor, I feel like she listens and takes in what I have to say before offering any input. I appreciate her ability to see things from my point of view while also pointing out the other ways to approach the situation. She has been the most helpful of any counselor I have been to. She makes me feel comfortable and at ease during our sessions and I find that I actually want to continue my counseling, unlike with other counselors in the past. I highly recommend her to any one of my friends and have done already. :D
Written on Apr 13, 2020 after therapy with Jordan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders