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Dr. Catherine Jackson or Dr. J as she prefers to be called has been featured in Oprah Magazine, The Huffington Post, Prevention, The Washington Post, Bustle and many other media sources. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Developmental Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Human Services/Counseling. She has a passion for working with children and therefore earned a post-masters certificate in School Counseling. Dr. J earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology along with a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy.  A lifelong learner, she has a number of certifications and specialized training, including  Certified School Counselor and Certified Nutrition Professional. Dr. J is particularly passionate about brain health and the mind-body connection as it relates to the presentation of psychological symptoms. Therefore, she earned a Board Certification in Neurotherapy and is currently finishing requirements toward the completion of a neuroassessment diplomate certification.  She works as a Clinical Psychologist and Neurotherapist in private practice in the Chicago. She is also a Board Certified Coach who, among others, provides health coaching.


Purpose and Passion

All about holistic health, Dr. J believes in treating the whole person, not simply behaviors or symptoms. She is particularly passionate about a plant-based diet for optimal nutrition to fuel the brain and body. She believes in God and the power of spirituality, prayer, meditation, and scripture in maintaining a balanced life. Furthermore, Dr. J utilizes and highly recommends the use of mantras, mindfulness, and positive affirmations for growth, to build insight and for personal development. Like many others, she faces life difficulties and finds that these help to build the mind’s power in effectively managing struggles and stressors. Dr. J is also a classically trained pianist who studied at the Sherwood Conservatory of Music. She knows well the effects of music on the brain and overall mood. Therefore, she often includes adjunctive techniques to traditional mental, neuropsychological and behavioral health as well as discusses diet and nutrition with patients. Neurotherapy allows her to see firsthand how the power of food and the inclusion of healthier mind-body practices aid in stabilizing the brain and thus psychological symptoms.

Dr. J Today

In her spare time, she volunteers at a domestic violence center, is an online mentor and engages in service work with her church. She recently began volunteering to help make Mats for the Homeless. For fun she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, reading, painting, playing the piano, hosting health challenges and social media. This health coach is an avid gluten-free, plant-based health foodie who loves to cook and share the joy and power of food and healthy habits. Dr. J hopes to educate and empower others to live their best life which she does through various speaking engagements and workshops.

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