Alissa Jackson LISW-S, Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, RYT 500
Sharing nurturing mindfulness practices that invite welcoming yourself as you are, to witness your true nature, within a safe environment.
I have been a clinical social worker since 2001. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a master’s degree in Social Work. I have 20+ years of experience working within the medical system with children and adults who live with chronic conditions such as kidney disease, cancer and HIV/AIDS. My approach to therapy includes client-centered, strengths-based, and solutions-focused methodology. My practice is one that supports looking within oneself and the environment to recognize strengths. With my soft presence, I guide mindful and nurturing therapy sessions that encourage increasing overall wellbeing and functioning in daily life within in a safe supported environment. I provide support to those struggling with feelings of worry, uncertainty, sadness and grief, depression, and exhaustion.
I have practiced yoga and meditation off and on for over a decade to find balance in my life as well as to heal and rediscover myself. My curiosity to look deeper within myself led me to a local 200-hour teacher-training program. I then went on to complete numerous additional trainings around the country that have earned the 500-hour registered yoga teacher title I have today.
I offers simple interventions that support a healthy balance between the sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous systems that will support feeling whole, healthy and complete. I use mindfulness practices to examine and support our human experiences and often weaves them throughout counseling sessions. I am committed to the accessibility of and sharing of the benefits of mindfulness within the community.