Heather  Jackson
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Heather Jackson

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Public Health, MPH Master of Arts, MA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island, New York, Vermont Not Accepting Online
Brooklyn Not Accepting In-person

I am currently not taking new clients and do not have a waitlist. I update my profile regularly when I do have openings. If you reach out now, I may not respond. Thank you!

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island, New York and Vermont therapists on Zencare.

Updated November 9, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Eating disorders
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination
  • Sexual harassment & assault

Professional statement

Heather Jackson is a LMHC in Rhode Island and New York. She has a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Counseling, Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Arts in Counseling, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Feminist, Women, and Queer Studies.

Heather has experience and training working with all ages and most issues but has her most extensive training and experience working with children and adolescents and people who have experienced trauma. She has experience working with children as young as 1 year old and adolescents who struggle with emotional regulation, aggression, and safety concerns. Heather has worked with people of all ages who have been traumatized through interpersonal violence, systematic trauma, as well as familial and cultural trauma.

Heather also has training in eating disorders with people of all ages and identities. Heather believes in a holistic approach with clients with eating disorders and will encourage working with a nutritionist/dietician, as well as a medical provider.

Heather believes in the person-centered approach and believes that an individual knows themselves better than anyone else and that they and their knowledge must be the center of any counseling efforts. Heather uses a variety of counseling approaches including parenting and behavioral management strategies, somatic work, EMDR, CBT, and DBT. She believes people need a variety of skills and tools and values using multiple theories and approaches (person-centered, ACT, Harm Reduction). Heather is also trained as a childbirth educator and yoga instructor. Heather is currently training to become a Full Spectrum Doula.

Heather has experiences in a variety of settings including a university counseling center, community mental health clinics, in-home counseling, crisis intervention, case management, and more. Her graduate school experience was centered around social justice and the various systematic oppressions people experience in addition to mental health.

Message to clients

As a mental health counselor, I very much value my own experiences with the world and these experiences inform my work with you. I think being vulnerable and going through my own counseling is important. I believe that the environment, systems of oppression, and the world we will live in deeply affects our mental health. Going to counseling can be intimidating. I’ve been there. I take a non-hierarchical approach and I very much value autonomy and want to assist you in experiencing the world and yourself in the way you want to! Life can be challenging and while I cannot take away those challenging moments, I can assist you in experiencing them in a less oppressive and frightening way. I value a holistic approach and believe that self-work can be done beyond talk therapy. I am licensed in RI and NY (RI MHC01033, NY 012682). I'm very aligned with the LGBTQ population, sex workers, and people in poverty.


Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, and other oppression impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences, as well as exploring ways to challenge/change this on a structural level

Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Green Mountain Care

Heather Jackson is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Amerigroup
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI
  • Brown University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Johnson & Wales University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid (through United Health)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Rhode Island College Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Rhode Island School of Design Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Roger Williams University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan (Commercial Plans, not via Mass Health or Navigator)
  • United Healthcare
  • University of Rhode Island Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Initial session: $125 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I have sliding scale options and payment plan options, as well. I am still working on Medicaid credentialing in NY State.


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Brooklyn practice
252 Java St, Ste 208, Brooklyn, New York 11216
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Vermont)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Gateway Healthcare, Inc., Child and Family Outreach Clinician, 2016 - 2022
Day One, Fee for Service Clinician, 2018 - 2020
Childhood Lead Action Project, Community Organizer, 2015 - 2016
Recycle-A-Bike, Youth Bicycle Instructor, 2015 - 2016
Urban League of Rhode Island, Case Manager for teen parents, 2015 - 2016
Child Trends, Data Collector in Rhode Island, 2015 - 2015
Brown University School of Public Health-Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research, Project Coordinator, 2015 - 2015
Community Violence Intervention Center, Community Coordinated Response Specialist, 2014 - 2014

Rhode Island College, CGS in Advanced Counseling, 2019
University of North Dakota, Master’s in Public Health (Population Health Research & Evaluation focus), 2014
University of North Dakota, M.A. in Counseling (Community Mental Health focus), 2012
University of North Dakota, B.A. in Sociology and Feminist, Women, and Queer Studies, 2010


Rhode Island: MHC01033

New York: 012682

Vermont: 068.0135547