About Mindy Jackson
You want someone who understands what it’s like to be sensitive in an insensitive world. You struggle with being assertive. You’ve always been a pushover. You put others before yourself. You’ve been described as a people pleaser. It’s difficult for you to draw the line. You find yourself dwelling on negative experiences or situations and people close to you often tell you to “just let it get go”. You feel less deserving, and find that you easily attach to others.
Being around too many people in a big busy place can make you dizzy and sick; it can exhaust you. Sensitive people feel joy so intensely. Mindy knows what it’s like to stand in line at the grocery store and have the next person unload their life story and problems on her. She understands what it’s like to need quiet space to re-energize.
Mindy Jackson, LPC, ICADC is a sensitive therapist who can provide you with strategies for handling these challenges. Mindy is able to use both her experiences and expertise to provide a positive reframe and steps to help you learn to navigate living in this insensitive world. She will help you feel relief and joy; learn to set boundaries, and be more centered, calm and peaceful. She is a spiritually informed therapist. Mindy will use a creative, integrated brain-based approach to help you heal quicker.
Mindy works best with clients who prefer someone who likes a no-nonsense, straight forward and direct approach. She has helped many clients succeed by being direct and calling a spade a spade. Clients who understand it takes work, willingness and vulnerability accomplish their goals. Working with Mindy will seem like talking to an old friend. She definitely prefers a client who doesn’t get offended easily.
Some fun facts about Mindy…
She loves to ride around the national forest and name different parts. She enjoys art and uses her creativity in her work. She takes care of her self by spending time with her high spirited dog Casey Jones (you guessed it! She’s a Grateful Dead fan!) and loves a great classic rock and roll concert.
Now-the qualifications… (important and kind of boring part-feel free to skip if you already know Mindy is the one you want to help you)
Mindy Jackson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Mindy has over 19 years experience working in the mental health field. She is a two time graduate from the University of West Georgia. Receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2000 and a Masters Degree in Psychology in 2004. Mindy has worked with adolescents and adults in various settings. Although she has experience and expertise with multiple mental health disorders (trauma, substance abuse, grief, spiritual empowerment, depression, and anxiety); Mindy’s passion and focus are to help highly sensitive people and those with addictions live a fulfilling and empowered life.
About Scott Roberts III
Most day’s your child is a breeze to raise and a great source of pride. Now it seems, your child has gone from an angel to a holy terror overnight. Grades have slipped, you’re finding food wrappers hidden everywhere in their room, showers are a nightmare-you beg and plead just to get them to shower more than 2x a week, and overall hygiene has declined. Maybe your child has become disrespectful, tells you he hates you, wishes you were dead; especially in response to being asked to do something such as homework or tidying his room. Your daughter has been getting in a lot of fights with her friends lately (sleepovers, parties, school) and there’s increased gossip and secret telling. You may have found papers where she says how much she hates her life, wants to die or kill herself; it even says how she would do it, or she has started cutting herself. You just don’t understand what is going on.
Scott Roberts, Ed.D. LAPC is a local school counselor and a therapist experienced who will help you and your child/teen navigate these turbulent years. His expertise and knowledge will improve communication, attitude, and conflict. As a School Counselor, Scott gets the day to day challenges of parenting school-aged children. The homework struggles, the school functions, the demands, and phone calls. He understands the pressure you’re under as a parent, and the pressure your child/pre-teen is under.
Scott works best with parents who are committed to their child’s success and growth. The clients who accomplish the most attend therapy consistently, participate and communicate consistently (both parents and kids), and understand there is no magic wand. Scott will provide you and your child with the skills and tools needed to be successful, it is your responsibility to use them.
Scott will use cognitive based play and expressive approaches to help your child, teen and family get through the tough times and reconnect. By using play and expressive approaches, it helps to create more joy and disarm the fear and anxiety. Research has determined it takes 10-20 repetitions to create new synapse in the brain if done through play (K Purvis); therefore, you and your child will learn quicker.