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Kalima Jackson-Wills

Kalima Jackson-Wills


5 years of experience

As beautiful and wonderful as my life is now…This wasn’t always the case. I experienced devastating loss after losing my mother to Cancer at the tender age of 16 and became a mother myself just prior to my 18th birthday. And that's not it, I've lost jobs, money, friendships and went through major disappointment from unmet expectations from people... I lost myself....and I didn't know who I was outside of being a mother, an employee, a college student and a caretaker for several family members. I was emotionally drained, overwhelmed and confused about where my life was going. My personal journey of healing consisted of my faith, personal development books and workshops, therapy, supportive friends, and, later, clinical training in how to effectively process and handle emotional distress. You know those life events that come and threaten your very existence and sanity? My journey led me right into purpose..... My life’s purpose…… is to awaken, inspire, and teach women how to connect with their emotions and build a healthy new relationship with themselves. To awaken you to your potential, inspire you , give you hope and teach you a practical approach to healing from the inside out. My expertise…I received my clinical training from Capella University and earned a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The most important takeaway from my formal education was the realization that building a trusting and genuine relationship with my clients and meeting them where they are is the best foundation for accelerating the healing process. I utilize a powerful intervention called Internal Family Systems (IFS), in which I am Level 2 trained and pursuing certification. IFS achieves mental wellness by teaching you how to understand the different parts of you and lead from your core inner self.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

I will help you gain the clarity, confidence and control to begin again after loss. We will identify parts of you that are grieving, sad, hurt and causing you to doubt yourself in every way! We will work on developing a healthier relationship with you which will lead to healthier relationships with others. You can expect me to bring my presence, patience, persistence, perspective, and playfulness into my therapy sessions with you.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I utilize integrative techniques along with a powerful intervention called Internal Family Systems (IFS), which achieves mental wellness by teaching you how to understand the different parts of you and how to trust your inner self. I will teach you how to identify thoughts and behaviors and view them as “parts or roles” within yourself that are preventing you from achieving desired life outcomes. You will learn how to relate to each part of you in a new and healthy way!

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I help women gain clarity of what is happening within, the confidence to overcome unhealthy patterns and the control to design the life they want. I understand that sometimes the fear of the process can get in the way. So we'll tackle overwhelm and create a personalized action plan for your healing.

Insurances accepted

All Savers
Blue Cross Blue Shield
EAP:United Health/Optum
Florida Blue
Golden Rule
OptumHealth Complex Medical Conditions
United Health/Optum
United Medical Resources
UnitedHealthcare Life Insurance
UnitedHealthcare Shared Services
UnitedHealthcare StudentResources


Self Esteem
Peer Relationships
Trauma and PTSD

Age groups

Adults (18 to 64)

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