Shanel Jackson, MA, LPC, REAT

Licensed Professional Counselor

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I am a holistic counselor and expressive arts therapist. My work with clients is person-centered, strength-based and takes the whole person, mind, body and spirit, into consideration. In addition to traditional methods of counseling and psychotherapy, I offer creative arts processes and mindfulness practices to support clients on their journey of personal growth and transformation.

I have a wide range of experience working with children, adolescents and adults of diverse populations. My understanding of environmental and societal elements that impact an individual’s experience in the world makes me especially passionate about supporting the healing and empowerment of women, people of color, LGBTQ and other marginalized individuals. I hold a safe non-judgmental space in which clients can go deep into self-exploration, emerging from the process with a stronger sense of self and well-being.


  • Licensed in the state of Illinois as a Professional Counselor

  • Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, Certified Spiritual Life Coach and Ordained Interfaith Minister

  • Masters of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology/Expressive Arts Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies

  • Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Interdisciplinary arts from Columbia College Chicago

  • 10+ years experience as expressive arts therapist & holistic/spiritual counselor with individuals and groups

  • 3 years Clinical Counseling experience with individual adults and children

Please contact me today to schedule a free consultation.