Melody Jackman MA, LPC
Individual, Child & Adolescent, and Couples Counseling
Attachment Focused, Compassion Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR),
Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy
Trauma & PTSD, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Issues I Work With:
Anxiety, Relationships, Self Esteem, Codependency, Depression,
Family Conflict, Spirituality, Infidelity, Women’s Issues, Marital & Premarital, Child or Adolescents.
"Despite our natural resistance to it, change is a normal part of life."
— Louis Cozolino and Vanessa Davis
A traumatic situation or event can create psychological trauma that can overwhelm a person’s ability to cope and leave them feeling physically, cognitively and emotionally overwhelmed. Often the circumstances of the event include a betrayal of trust, an abuse of power, confusion, pain, entrapment, helplessness and loss.
A common statement in mental health is that humans are "hardwired for connection." We need to know that we can trust others and reach out for support and care when needed. When we don't feel this connection it can create a panic that feels like threat to our bodies and brains. This can cause significant stress and can impact our mental health and ability to function.
Having compassion with yourself opens the door to self-healing. Going through difficult events in life can affect a person’s ability to have self-compassion. For many, treating yourself kindly can be a very foreign concept. However, learning the art of self-compassion can lessen depression, anxiety, as well as symptoms related to trauma, and pave the way for true healing.
"Every person on earth...
...is full of great possibilities that can be realized through imagination, effort, and perseverance."
-Scott Barry Kaufmann
"Happiness is not out there for us to find. The reason that it's not out there is that it's inside us."
- Sonja Lyubormirsky
No Regrets It’s the middle of the night and I am wide awake. Tossing, turning, and tossing and turning some more. No suspicious sounds had frightened me, and it wasn’t indigestion from a late-night snack I had. Nor have I just had a nightmare about being caught in a trap where I am unable to
Home Repair EEK, What is that? Oh no, please no, please don’t let that be what I think it is. Ugh, it is what I think it is. I really hope there is a simple explanation for this. Oh man, there’s not. Ugh. This was the response of a bewildered homeowner upon discovering a dreaded
Redwood Trees One of my favorite places is Redwood National Forest. I like it so much that our family went there three times in 2016. Now when our family discusses plans for future adventures my kids will say almost in unison, “No we are not going to the Redwoods!” I love standing in awe at