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Dr. Shelley Jackson, LCMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Career difficulties Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

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:
• Depression
• Bipolar disorders and Mood Disorders
• Anxiety
• 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.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

VT LCMHC 068.0134970

TX LPC 15616


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Shelley 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.

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