Davina Adams-Jackson MFT
Davina earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Liberty University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Ohio Christian University. Davina is certified by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Davina completed her internship here at the Live Wellness Center and while working toward her internship hours Davina provide Therapy under the Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee Licensure. Over the course of that year Davina gained experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Davina has also gained invaluable experience working in three separate capacities in a Community Mental Health Family Therapy setting. She began by working as an Adaptive Behavioral Specialist (ABS) on a residential Unit. She also gained additional experience working as a Community Psychiatric Support Team (CPST) worker, where she visited the homes and schools of clients in order to provide advocacy and supportive non- therapeutic intervention sessions. She provided individual and family sessions aimed towards building coping, emotional-regulation, communication, conflict, and anger management skills. She also provided diagnosis education and support to the teachers of students with a wide array of mental health issues/diagnoses. She is certified in the Incredible Years evidenced-based treatment program for preschool and school-age children and worked as a Lead Teacher in a Therapeutic Preschool. She is also certified in Prepare/Enrich aimed to provide premarital, marital, and marriage enrichment counseling.
Davina is a passionate Marriage and Family Therapist. She is trained and experienced in providing Traditional or Christian Integrative approach to Counseling. She loves working with adults, children, teens, married couples, and families. When working with couples, children, and families she will often use a Family systems approach to Therapy and/or Trust based Relational
Intervention (TBRI) along with developmentally related behavioral interventions. When working with individuals she will often integrate any combination of therapeutic approaches consisting of Psychoeducation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Positive Psychology, and/or Psychodynamic approaches.
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- Relational Trauma
- Marital Conflict/Distress
- Blended Families
- Parenting and Family Therapy
- Traditional or Christian Counseling