Norika Jackson


About Me

Thank you so much for connecting with me. I’m a licensed clinical social worker practicing in Washington, DC. After attending the University of Michigan to obtain a Masters in Social Work I relocated to the Washington, DC metropolitan area in 2004 to begin my social work career. The last 5 years of that career has been dedicated to assisting people manage various mental health challenges that have had significant impact on their lives. I have worked with clients around grief and loss issues, anxiety, Bipolar and Major Depression. Through therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy and solution-focused therapy, we will set goals and work towards the management of any mental health challenge you may currently face.

I hope to not only provide genuine compassion and empathy but also thorough assessment and insight into your specific problem. It is my hope that we build a trustworthy relationship that allows you to receive the full benefit of therapy.

Let’s get started on this part of your journey to total wellness! Let’s connect today!


  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LICSW #LC50078967 (Expires: 2019-07-31)


Written by A.B. on Jan 15, 2019 after counseling with Norika for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Norika was absolutely wonderful. She did nothing but uplift me and help me focus on my well-being. She always showed me the other side to my positions and guides me to make healthy choices.I literally had no one to confide in about the dark spaces of my life and under Norika’s direction I was able to focus on my life and repair those areas that needed. I was blessed beyond measure with an amazing counselor and I will forever be blessed by this experience.

Written by A.N. on Jan 08, 2019 after counseling with Norika for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Norika does a great job of helping to constructively introspect, and carefully handle thoughts about the past with a helping hand. She has checked in on me when I don't respond, which I greatly value as it feels like you have a teammate looking out for you.

Written by T.A. on Dec 31, 2018 after counseling with Norika for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Norika is a great counselor! I not only appreciate how she listens, but I also appreciate the thoughtful follow up questions she has. I feel like she truly has my best interest in mind, and I always enjoy communicating with her.

Written by R.A. on Dec 10, 2018 after counseling with Norika for 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts

Norika consistently helps me get beyond theoretical / philosophical analysis of my challenges, and helps me with practical tools and language to actually start making changes in my behavior and perspective.

She always creates a safe and friendly space for me to share, so I feel comfortable opening up.

Written by K.. on Oct 07, 2018 after counseling with Norika for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Ms Jackson is very wise and kind, she gives wonderful advice and listens with care. I’m grateful to have her as my counselor!!

Written by D.G. on Sep 07, 2018 after counseling with Norika for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and intimacy-related

Norika has been tremendously supportive and vital in helping me get through a difficult time in my life, adjusting to change and new challenges. She’s completely nonjudgmental and has given me insightful wisdom and resources that have helped me rethink my perspective on things, considering them in more healthy ways. I would recommend her as a counselor to anyone.

Written by T.A. on May 11, 2018 after counseling with Norika for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

For me it was difficult to seek counseling, but communicating with Norika has been very beneficial thus far. She is thorough in her assessment. In a short time I feel that she knows a lot about me, my life, and the difficulties that I face. She is very dependable. When I message her I know that I will get a response within a day. I'm happy that she was selected to work with me.

Written by S.A. on Apr 27, 2018 after counseling with Norika for 4 months

First off, I have to say, that this was my first time in therapy and that I felt like I fell into a dark hole I couldn’t get out of myself, for the first time in my life. That was where Norika came in. I can not express my gratitude enough, without talking to her I honestly don’t know how I would have gotten through the past few months. I am really going to miss her, to be honest! She helped me grow as a person and look at things from a different perspective through guiding me to find myself again. She is everything! I sincerely hope to cross paths with her again some day, however it may be, although we live on different continents. Everything is possible :) She made me see how strong I can actually be and to put less pressure on myself, because things will work out eventually, without me panicking about them. She stood by my side when I thought I had nobody around and that meant a world to me. She is the best!

Written by C.L. on Sep 04, 2017 after counseling with Norika for 2 weeks

Norika is very interested in learning about me and getting the big picture of who I am rather than just giving good advice and trying for quick fixes. I feel she is getting to know me and getting at deeper issues, and I can tell she is engaged in the process, in who I am, and in ways to help me. She can also be pretty direct at times, which works well with my personality. She's a good fit!