Mental Health Counselor, LPC
Clarisse Jackson began working with Family Life Counseling as a therapist in July 2009. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Human Development Counseling both from the University of Illinois at Springfield.
Clarisse is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Colorado. Clarisse is trained as a Prepare/Enrich facilitator and in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), a therapy used with clients who have experienced various types of trauma.
Clarisse’s approach to counseling is compassionate and empathetic. Her counseling is based on a guiding model characterized by a focus on health and wellness and she believes in the inherent worth and dignity of all individuals. Clarisse believes the counselor-client relationship must be based on equality and the counseling process should be a collaborative effort. Her theoretical approach to counseling focuses on the importance of growth and self-awareness along with how our thoughts and beliefs impact our feelings and behaviors. Clarisse’s therapeutic endeavor involves such goals as gaining personal insight, exploring choices and life transitions, and discovering effective ways of coping with stress along with enhancing interpersonal relationships.
Clarisse’s life experiences include being a wife, mother, grandmother, caregiver, abuse survivor, navigating through a mid-life career transition and loss of a spouse.
Clarisse is skilled and comfortable working with adults, couples, and families dealing with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, abuse, relationship dynamics, women’s issues, spirituality, chronic illness, life transitions (including successful aging), and caregiver concerns. Clarisse has a special interest in working with clergy, their spouses and families as she was a pastor’s wife for many years.