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Meet our Counselor

Jessica Jackson

Jessica Jackson, M.A., LCPC, ASDCS

Jessica Jackson is a licensed therapist located within the Multicultural Center. Jessica joined Student Counseling Services and the Multicultural Center’s staff in the Fall of 2023. Jessica holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Illinois State University, and a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. Jessica is a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS). Jessica's counseling approach is Trauma-informed, Person-centered, Somatic, Culturally Responsive, Neurodiversity, and LGBTQIA+ affirming. She is committed to operating with an anti-oppressive lens. Her warm, affirming presence and wealth of knowledge help folx to feel seen, heard, and emboldened as they navigate their unique journeys. She enjoys photography, travel, activism, quality time with loved ones, and reading. Jessica is also available by request for campus events.

Initial Triage Appointments

If you would like to explore options for individual counseling with Jessica or are looking to participate in the Students of Color Processing Group (Group Counseling) you will need to first schedule an initial Triage appointment.

Schedule a Triage

"Let's Talk" Drop-in Sessions

"Let's Talk" sessions are a great way for students to have relaxed chats with a counselor and explore if counseling may be a good fit for them. If you have a specific concern on your mind, 'Let's Talk' sessions are here to provide helpful perspectives.

Jessica holds walk-in hours on:

  • Wednesdays: 3:30 - 4:30pm
  • Thursdays: 1:30 - 2:30pm

If after attending a "Let's Talk" session you feel that counseling may be a good fit for you, an initial Triage appointment can be scheduled. Not sure where to start? Contact Jessica by email, calling (309) 438-7218, or drop-in and she will help guide you.

Students of Color Process Group (Group Counseling)

Join a small group (up to 10 students) for 90-minute weekly therapy sessions co-led by Matisha Williams, LMFT & Doctoral Intern & Jessica Jackson, LCPC, ASDCS. Share, receive support, and grow with peers facing similar challenges in a confidential setting. Attend as many sessions as you need throughout your degree journey. The Students of Color Process Group is held Wednesdays: 5:30 - 7pm in the Multicultural Center. An initial Triage appointment is required before beginning Group Counseling.

Upcoming Decolonized Healing Events

Restorative Yoga
April 9, 5pm - 7:15pm, held in MCC room 135
Led by Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor Cortenay Crosson