Marcia Jackson

LCSW

About Me

Welcome to BetterHelp! You are taking the first step to having the life you were meant to live. Therapy can be a way to find a different perspective to life's many challenges, to facilitate personal growth and focus on you and what you want. When you find that right therapist, the experience can offer you a platform to share your personal truth in a setting that is supportive and non-judgmental.

My experience helping others spans over 15 years and over several different settings. I have a Masters of Social Work degree and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I have worked in a mental health hospital both on inpatient and outpatient units. I have also worked with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in a shelter setting as well as in my private practice. My experience also includes private practice with clients working with parenting issues, stress and anxiety, foster care and adoption issues, depression, care-giving and issues associated with aging. My therapeutic approach uses Cognitive Behavioral Theory where we look at what you are currently doing that isn't working for you and what we need to do to make changes. I also work with clients using the Strengths Perspective where we look at your strengths to develop a path going forward that builds on your abilities and talents as well as strengthens your motivation and self-esteem.

Ultimately we want to be heard and understood. We want to have someone who listens to us and validates our feelings and experiences in a safe, comfortable environment. I will be that person for you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149019143 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Marcia Jackson. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by C.L. on Jul 02, 2021 after therapy with Marcia for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Marcia treated me with respect from the beginning of our time together. She validated my feelings, provided me with tools to use and checked in on my progress. She is great at recognizing patterns and setting steps to facilitate change.

Written by D.A. on Dec 02, 2020 after therapy with Marcia for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Marcia is great - she’s the best therapist I’ve ever had.

Written by R.A. on Nov 21, 2020 after therapy with Marcia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Marcia is amazing, truly made me consider things about myself that I didn’t realize I was suppressing.

Written by N.A. on Oct 25, 2020 after therapy with Marcia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Marcia was a great counselor. I was seeking to resolve issues w.r.t my marital life in an individual capacity. With the help of Marcia, I could see things which I didn't pay attention to before and realize my own role and power in problems and solutions w.r.t my marriage. I used to do video sessions and Marcia was happy and sad with me as well, displaying great empathy. I have learnt to let go of control, set my boundaries and also stand up for myself with support and guidance from Marcia. She is also direct with you when you need to hear the hard truths and realities, I liked that. I highly recommend her if you are seeking therapy for relationship issues.

Written by M.A. on Aug 07, 2020 after therapy with Marcia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

From my first session Marcia has been warm and receptive. I felt comfortable enough to begin tackling my most troubling issues, eager for her insight and calm approach to what was overwhelming and unmanageable for me.

Written by C.H. on Aug 03, 2020 after therapy with Marcia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I really appreciate Marcia, she works with me when I can be very difficult and non responsive. I have to give a huge THANK YOU. As aware of myself as I think I am, she gives me a completely different perspective. Thank you Marcia - CH

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