I am licensed in Texas with 30 years of professional counseling experience. I believe in the inherent good in all people and believe that the counselor builds a relationship with the client that creates a safe and nurturing environment for the client to grow to their own potential.
I have experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy and Psychodrama which works well with both children and adults. My work has involved conducting special topics groups; individual counseling with children, adolescents, families and couples.
I have additional training and experience in working with clients who differ from me. I am as a white, Caucasian, cis-gendered female from a North-Eastern lower-middle class family. I celebrate differences and strive to approach clients with cultural humility.
Specialties of Practice but not limited to:
• Bipolar disorders and Mood Disorders
• Relationship Conflicts including
• Self-Exploration and Growth for all clients; specific training and experience with LGBTQ-A and BI-POC populations.
• Career and Vocational Issues
• Grief and Loss
I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
TX LPC 15616
VT LCMHC 068.0134970
CT LPC 6465
I had a really positive experience with Dr. Jackson. I was at a very low point and suffering from PPD. I’m happy to say that after a couple of months, I’m back on track and feeling so much better because she helped equip me with the tools I needed to get better. I am forever grateful.
Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Shelley for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching
she’s very patient
Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
She is amazing. She is caring, really listens, and goes out of her way to make sure that I have and use all the tools and resources available.
Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
I love how she listens and gives her own take on a situation. She makes it very easy for me to come at problems from a different standpoint.
Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She is amazing
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dr. Jackson is very knowledgeable and sincere. I am so thankful for her. In the three sessions I've had, she's been a massive help for my anxiety.
Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes