About me

Hello! I’m Dr. Nika Jackson

Tonjanika has been practicing within the Mental Health Counseling field for over 22 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.

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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).

Dr Nika Jackson
Dr Nika Jackson
My Experiences

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Successful Private Practice
  • Provider on most insurance boards (Private and CMO)
  • Billing Privileges/Preferred Mental Health

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science:

University of West Alabama | Livingston Alabama
Cum laude graduate

Master of Science:
Counseling Psychology

University of West Alabama | Livingston Alabama

Educational Specialist :

Liberty University | Lynchburg, VA

General Psychology

Capella University | Minneapolis, MN

I am so grateful for Dr. Jackson. She has shown me that being vulnerable is not a weakness. Continue to believe in me, and open up about my shortcomings I will be a better person.

Bill Peterson

Dr. Jackson is a relatable person, which makes it easy to open to her. She's very patient and gives practical advice.


I appreciate Dr. Jackson for helping me navigate some very tough times. She helped me see that it was okay to not be okay and to work through it to become okay.

Maia Hill