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Jasmine Watkins

Jasmine Watkins


15 years of experience

Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in Chicago, Illinois, with over fifteen years of experience working with clients throughout all stages of adulthood. Specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions, I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. I'm dedicated to creating a safe, empathic space for you to reflect, explore and understand your life's patterns and relationships. Whether you're navigating major life transitions, feeling stuck in your career, or seeking to improve boundaries, self-esteem, and communication, my goal is to empower you to uncover and use your inner strengths to live a more fulfilling life.

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

In our first session, expect a warm, safe space for open dialogue. We'll explore your history, current challenges, and goals for therapy. We will begin by discussing the concerns that led you to seek therapy, and I will ask questions to better understand your experiences and goals. This initial conversation helps lay the groundwork for our collaborative journey, tailoring our approach to fit your unique needs and fostering immediate steps towards change. I'll introduce you to how I work and what our sessions might look like. We will also start to explore the patterns, beliefs, and behaviors that you may want to change or understand better. This is a time for us to get to know each other, for you to ask any questions you may have, and for us to start building the trust that will be crucial for our work together. Remember, this is your space and time to begin the journey toward self-discovery and growth. If you're ready to start your journey of self-discovery, conflict resolution, acceptance, and personal growth, I'm here to guide and support you. Together, we can develop the understanding and skills needed for a more fulfilling, balanced life. Reach out today to start our collaborative path toward empowerment.

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

I'm an empathic, self-reflective clinician who focuses on establishing a safe environment through a holistic, strengths-based approach, integrating Trauma Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness. My background in psychodynamic principles enriches our exploration of past patterns and interpersonal dynamics. My goal is to assist clients in making sustainable changes. I bring a commitment to culturally informed care, valuing each client's individuality and strengths. I possess a deep understanding of how cultural factors influence our experiences, and I approach each client's story with humility and appreciation.

About Jasmine Watkins

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Free consults, virtual

My treatment methods

Trauma Informed Care

In my practice, I prioritize Trauma Informed Care, acknowledging that many people have experienced emotional responses to distressing situations. Embracing Trauma Informed Care's core principles involves creating a secure space where you feel emotionally safe, establishing a relationship based on transparency and trust, and rebuilding a sense of control and empowerment. Together, we'll collaborate to set your goals and strategies, empowering you to make informed choices about your care. We'll also consider your unique cultural, historical, and gender experiences to provide tailored, respectful treatment. This approach has helped many clients heal from trauma by fostering healing and enabling resilience.

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

I specialize in Culturally Sensitive Therapy, acknowledging and respecting your unique cultural background and experiences. This approach ensures that therapy is relevant and respectful to your individual identity, including race, ethnicity, religion, and gender identity. My goal is to provide a space where all clients feel understood and valued, fostering a deeper connection and more effective therapy.


In my sessions, I employ a Strengths-Based approach, focusing on your inherent strengths and abilities. This positive outlook helps build self-esteem and resilience, empowering you to overcome challenges and achieve your goals. Through recognizing and utilizing your unique talents, we can navigate life's obstacles more effectively together.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

With over ten years of experience, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to assist clients in understanding the link between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This method is effective in treating various issues, including anxiety and depression, by addressing underlying thought patterns and promoting positive change. Together, we'll work to develop strategies that foster a healthier, more balanced life.