Described by her colleagues and family as being passionate about her work with children, adolescents, couples, and families, Ms. Jackson has an interest in working with individuals across their lifespan. She values working with those who are faced with trauma, mental/emotional health problems, transitional issues, domestic violence, alcohol and other drugs (AOD). Additionally, she specializes in almost all areas of substance abuse, addictions from total abstinence and harm reduction, dual diagnosis, relapse prevention, co-dependency and working with Children/Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA). Besides her authentic and genuine style of working with clients, she also incorporates a variety of modalities ranging from motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior, family systems approach, and supportive therapy.
Yvette Jackson has described her personal journey as challenging at times. As a mother of four, she states, “I can attest to the unexpected ways life pops up and throws one off guard. Starting out as a teen mother, the drive to not be a product of my environment was a constant force. The commitment to break out of the vicious cycle was crucial in order to create a better future for my children.” Ms. Jackson’s tenacity speaks volumes. While residing in the State of Washington as a single mother, Yvette pushed to obtain her GED. She then pursued her Associate Degree in Chemical Dependency at Pierce College as a first-generation graduate. Additionally, Ms. Jackson created a curriculum for “Teens against Tobacco Use” which focused on Prevention Intervention and was implemented throughout the Bethel School District of the State of Washington. Her Christian faith has inspired her.
Yvette Jackson’s pearls of wisdom based on her personal experience as it pertains to parenting and single mothers are, “Don’t give up! There is no perfect way to parent and you are not alone, even as a single parent.” After watching all her children graduate and venture off to college, Yvette found herself once again stepping out on faith to relocate back to the West Coast here in California securing employment as a therapist, which she is quite passionate about. One motivating scripture Ms. Jackson has always referred to is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.
“From working with the underprivileged/homeless communities to highly successful individuals and their families; I have counseled all walks of life. I am thankful for my faith, hope, and beliefs that have enabled me to continue on this path and feel deeply honored to assist my clients on the road to complete wholeness.”