Heather Jackson, LPC
Therapist | Lawrence, Kansas
Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Kansas. She interned at the Metropolitan Organization to Combat Sexual Assault, where she completed Trauma-Focused CBT training and worked with survivors of sexual assault in their process of healing and recovery. Additionally, she trained at Baker University, working with emerging adults on life transitions, depression, anxiety, gender and sexual identity and managing stress. She also interned with the University of Kansas Positive Psychotherapy Clinic where she provided a protocol to clients based on positive psychology principles which focus on client resources and strengths to work through a variety of concerns including grief, family conflict, and personal empowerment. Heather is continuing her education by seeking certification as a Couples and Sex therapist, as her deepest passion is working with clients on sexual health concerns.
Heather works with adolescents and adults, both individuals and couples. Heather also identifies as a bisexual therapist and enjoys working with LGBTQIA+ clients, and is also a kink, poly and CNM-friendly therapist. Additionally, Heather was raised in a military family and married to a member of the US Armed Forces, so welcomes clients who are identified with the veteran and dependent population. In addition to the concerns listed above, Heather specializes in working with pregnancy and perinatal concerns, parenting, and women’s issues.
Heather’s highest priority in the counseling space is to break down barriers to care for her clients, knowing that therapy can often feel intimidating or out of control for clients who are already in a vulnerable position by asking for help. Thus, the process of therapy must be transparent and designed with the clients wants, needs and comforts in mind. Heather draws from a variety of modalities and treatment approaches to build the right therapy with her clients, though she finds herself most grounded in humanistic, compassion-focused, strengths-based models.