Vanessa Jackson, LCSW
I am a licensed clinical social worker and owner of Healing Circles, Inc., a personal and professional development consulting business. I earned a Master's Degree from Washington University-George Warren Brown School of Social Work. My practice honors the strengths and creativity of the individuals and organizations that seek consultation. I value the opportunity to be a partner in your personal or professional development.
As your therapist or coach I am responsible for creating a therapeutic environment that honors you. Healing Circles, Inc. is an inclusive clinical practice, which celebrates diversity in relation to gender, age, sexual orientation, economic status, race, ethnicity, language, spiritual values and political beliefs. I believe that therapy can only be effective when an individual can be fully present without having to hide or protect aspects of the self that may be de-valued in the wider society.
"Beat the Blues", Heart and Soul,December/January, 2001.
In Our Own Voice: African-American Stories of Oppression, Survival and Recovery in Mental Health Systems. Its About Time: Discovering, Recovering and Celebrating Mental Health Consumer/Survivor History. August 2001.
Surviving My Sister's Suicide: A Journey Through Grief. Living Beyond Loss: Death in the Family, 2nd Edition. Monica McGoldrick and Froma Walsh, Eds. New York:W.W. Norton and Company, 2004.
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: Feminist Reflections on Therapy with Low-Wage Earning Women. Psychotherapy and Women: Exploring Diverse Contexts and Identities. Marsha Pravder Mirkin, Karen l. Suyemoto and Barbara Okun, Eds. New York: The Guilford Press, 2005.
Families of African Origin: An Overview. Co-author, Lascelles Black Ethnicity and Family Therapy, Third Edition. Monica McGoldrick, Joe Giordano and Nydia Garcia-Predo, Eds. New York: The Guildford Press, 2005.
Separate and Unequal: The Legacy of Racially Segregated Hospitals. Monograph, 2005.