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Melanie J JacksonLMHC, LPC

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In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

My life philosophy includes your reach must exceed your grasp, I am no wiser or smarter than anyone else, and there is no accuracy or value in judgment This life philosophy overlaps every aspect of my being; how I relate to others, how I perceive the world, and how I perceive my place in the world. My treatment philosophy includes listening so I can learn from my clients, acknowledging that each client is smarter than me in some area of their existence, and judgment of differences is outlawed since it is always inaccurate and stagnates growth.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

The process for establishing therapy goals begins with the intake at our first meeting and is tweaked at each successive session. It is the clients therapy and needs to be designed by the client and will remain a work in progress until termination.

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

The therapeutic alliance is a key component of the therapeutic relationship and the clients perception of the quality of the relationship is the strongest predictor of treatment success. The foundation of the relationship is based on trust, caring, respect, agreement on the goals of therapy, and collaboration on the work of the treatment. It is imperative that there is shared decision-making, the willingness and ability to correct any problems or difficulties that may arise in the relationship, and a shared sense of ownership for the treatment. The therapeutic relationship is a microcosm of the clients world. Everything that occurs in outside relationships eventually occurs in the therapeutic relationship. The way in which the therapist and client handle these difficulties often defines the success of the therapy.

Identity

Faith

Christianity

Specialties

Anxiety

Codependency

Medical professionals' mental health

Panic attacks & panic disorder

Women's issues

General Expertise

Depression

Self-Esteem

Caregiver stress & support

Chronic illness

Communication issues

Divorce & separation

Sleep & insomnia issues

Life transitions

Fees

First Session$150
Individual Therapy$120

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Narrative Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider, CTMH 294685

National Board Certified Counselor, NCC 33945

Licensure

  • Florida, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH3045
  • Texas, Licensed Professional Counselor, 18548

Education

MS, Counseling Psychology, Nova Southeastern University

Work History

My career began as an intern with The Child Protection Team, Inc. in Palm Beach County, FL. I gained experience in a Crisis Stabilization Unit doing triage, intakes, groups, and lots of emergency on-call. After a decade working with children, there it was . . . my niche . . . anxiety. Since 2008 I've devoted half my time at a local medical school where I co-teach Interdisciplinary Communication for Health Care Professionals and the other half in private practice where I specialize with anxiety disorders but also help clients going through life transitions, veterans issues, womens issues, and chronic illness. Currently serving residents of Florida, South Carolina, and Texas via telehealth.

Frequently Asked Questions About Melanie Jackson, LMHC, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Melanie Jackson, LMHC, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Melanie Jackson accepting new clients?

Yes, Melanie Jackson is accepting new clients.

Does Melanie Jackson accept insurance?

No, Melanie Jackson does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Melanie Jackson offer?

Melanie Jackson offers therapy for individuals.

Does Melanie Jackson offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Florida and Texas can book Melanie Jackson for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Melanie Jackson offer online therapy?

Yes, Melanie Jackson offers online therapy to people in Florida and Texas.

How quickly can I see Melanie Jackson?

Melanie Jackson typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Melanie Jackson speak?

Melanie Jackson conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Melanie Jackson online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Melanie Jackson online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.