Hello! I’m Dr. Nika Jackson
Hello! I’m Dr. Nika Jackson
Dr Nika Jackson

About Me

Hello! I’m Dr. Nika Jackson

Tonjanika has been practicing within the Mental Health Counseling field for over 24 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Professional Counselors Supervisor. She also possesses a certification as a Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional Diplomat.

Her therapy style is strongly influenced by a cognitive behavioral and a person-centered approach which facilitates a client’s inward growth towards fulfillment in life. In do so, Tonjanika meets clients where they are with unconditional positive regard, genuineness, and an empathetic understanding. Also, in providing a combination of substance use disorder and mental health counseling, Tonjanika incorporates evidenced based approaches that integrates both, to assist clients with improving their health and wellness so that they can live a self-directed life.

Tonjanika’s primary areas of expertise include treating depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, trauma/recovery/PTSD, personality disorders, and conduct related disorders. She also works with clients who may need assistance with ADHD, ODD, self-esteem related issues, educational counseling (i.e., educational needs regarding failing grades, school related anxiety, collaborating with school systems during the response to intervention process, and the 504/Individualized Educational Plan processes). In addition, as a Certified Professional Counselors Supervisor with the LPCA of Georgia, she also enjoys providing clinical supervision for those seeking counselor licensure in Georgia.

Prior to her private practice work, Tonjanika has worked within various community mental health agencies both in Georgia and Alabama. These roles have involved various clinical and administrative positions to provide substance use disorder and mental health counseling, as well as crisis management and stabilization. In addition, Tonjanika has also worked with probate court and various justice reform systems. She earned both her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and her Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of West Alabama. Tonjanika is also a Certified Educator in the state of Georgia and possesses an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. Tonjanika continued to further her education and has also possessed a Doctorate degree in General Psychology from Capella University for over 12 years.

Tonjanika sees self-pay clients, out of network clients, and commonly accepts the following insurances: Aetna, Anthem, BlueCross and BlueShield, Cigna, Magellan, Multiplan, Tricare, United Healthcare, Optum, and she is also a Care Management Organization Provider (Caresource, Ambetter).

My Experience

Experiences & Skills

Skills Certified Forensics Mental Health Evaluator Candidate

Comprehensive Child and Family Assessment Evaluator

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional Diplomat

Certified Professional Counselors Supervisor

Certified Educator in Special and General Education

Client Evaluation, Assessment, and Progress Monitoring

Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Treatment Plan implementation

Substance Abuse Disorder Expertise

Co-Occurring Disorder Expertise

Knowledge of the ins and outs of Child Protective Services (CPS)

Knowledge of Juvenile Justice System

Suicide Risk Assessments & Safety Plan Expertise

Crisis Intervention Expertise

Case Management Proficiency

Parenting Skills Educator

Behavioral Health Assessment Expertise

PTSD Expertise

Learning Disability Expertise

Leadership and Management Expertise

Behavioral/Cognitive skills Development Expertise

Developing Professional Development Training Programs

Trauma Informed CBT Expertise

Complying with Regulatory Guidelines

Clinical Skills and Leadership

Clinical Documentation Mastery

Mood & Personality Disorders Specialist

Family Therapy Expertise

Mindfulness Practices and Meditation Skills Expertise

Anxiety Disorder Expertise

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Expertise

Successful Private Practice

Provider on most insurance boards (Private and CMO)

Billing Privileges/Preferred Mental Health

NFL Presenter

About Me

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science: Psychology

University of West Alabama | Livingston Alabama Cum laude graduate

Master of Science: Counseling Psychology

University of West Alabama | Livingston Alabama

Educational Specialist : Leadership

Liberty University | Lynchburg, VA

Ph.D.: General Psychology

Capella University | Minneapolis, MN

Dr Nika Jackson