Dr. Shelley Jackson

About Dr. Shelley Jackson
  Dr. Shelley Jackson is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Play Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, DBT and Psychodrama. Dr. Jackson was born and raised in Vermont and has two children, two dogs and one cat. Dr. Jackson went to the University of Vermont. She has always loved children and started out wanting to become a teacher, however, in college she discovered psychology and changed her major. She went on to graduate school in Boston and became a school counselor for 10 years. She lived in Key Largo, Atlanta, Corpus Chris and Dallas. She has her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Georgia State University and is a licensed professional counselor as well as a registered play therapist supervisor.  

Dr. Jackson's approach with clients is client centered and she is compassionate and warm. Clients come to counseling for a variety of reasons, however, Dr. Jackson has found that an underlying issue for many clients is that as a culture we are consumed with doing. People often are overcome with responsibilities that they forget how to be in the world. You are not worth what you do. Your worth comes from the fact that you are human. People tend to get wrapped up in their "doing" lives that they forget how to be. How to be with others, how to be with yourself. Therapy allows you the place to learn new skills to sharpen your appreciation for being. 
Dr. Jackson works with children and adults using techniques of: Play Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, DBT, and Psychodrama.

Depression·Mood Disorders·Anxiety·Relationship Conflicts·Self-Exploration and Growth·Career and Vocational Issues·Grief and Loss

Research has shown the effectiveness of psychotherapy for a variety of client problems.Dr. Jackson's practice is evidenced based and she will tailor your treatment to what works best for your individual concern. You will work together to choose a treatment plan and then Dr. Jackson expects that you will b committed to your therapy. Therapy is hard work and you are embarking on a life changing process.  

Therapy changes synapses in your brain just the way that medication does. Why not try therapy today? The effective ingredients in counseling are encouraged by Dr. Jackson. Your relationship with her is of importance but so to is the catharsis of emotions, learning new skills, and trying them out in the real world. Therapy provides these opportunities which in turn will change the way you think and feel. 

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” 
-  Howard Thurman

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