About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been in the mental health field for over 8 years. I graduated from The University of Georgia (Go DAWGS!) where I double majored in Human Development and Family Science and Psychology. I continued my training at UGA and obtained my Master’s of Education in Counseling Psychology. I have experience in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, addiction, and family issues.

I do not see myself as an “advice giver” like we often see in the movies. I do not have all the answers to everyone’s problems, but I do believe that we all have the answers to our problems inside of ourselves somewhere. I believe therapy is similar to holding a mirror up to yourself - its an opportunity to see who you really are. I see myself as a conduit for helping people learn more about themselves and discovering their next steps to move forward in life. I see my main responsibilities as a counselor as being open, honest, ethical, and asking meaningful questions. I believe that clients must also be open, honest, and willing to put in some work and self-reflection in order to get results from counseling. I use a person-centered style and throw in some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC010642 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shawna 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 Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Shawna for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

Shawna is a kind hearted, honest, and friendly therapist. I'm deeply grateful for everything she does.

Written by L.I. on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Shawna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She seems like a genuinely helpful person.

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