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Heather Jackson(she/her/hers they/them/theirs)

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New YorkRhode IslandVermont
Trauma-Eating disorders- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics-Racism, oppression, and discrimination-Sexual harassment & assault-

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Professional statement

Heather Jackson is a LMHC/LCHMC in Rhode Island, New York and Vermont. 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, NY, and VT (RI #MHC01033, NY#012682, VT #068.0135547). I'm very aligned with the LGBTQ population, sex workers, people in poverty, and chronic illness.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

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

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

Licensure

Rhode Island: MHC01033 - New York: 012682 - Vermont: 068.0135547

Languages

English

Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Locations & Hours

I have a couple openings! I prefer to see clients around the same time each week or bi-weekly. I take many insurances and have a sliding scale.


Insurance

  • Emblem Health
  • Evernorth
  • Healthfirst
  • Medicaid (through Tufts)

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
  • Green Mountain Care
  • 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.