Charity Finch Jackson, MS, LPC, BCN
Practice Owner & Therapist
Charity is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the practice owner of Ascend Counseling and Neurotherapy since 2014. She received her Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2012 and a degree in Psychology in 1998. Although Charity works with all ages, she is passionate about helping young adults navigate into adulthood, this includes late teens and early to mid twenties, with a combination of unconditional support and skills training for interacting with today's society. She has been certified in the use of Neurotherapy since 2011 and became EMDR trained in 2017 to best serve those who have experienced events in their lives that they feel hold them back from reaching their most genuine self. Charity specializes in helping ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Insomnia, and Stress Tolerance. She uses a combination of neurofeedback with her EMDR techniques to work with the brain, mind and body towards complete wellness. She is a member of the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, as well as the American Counseling Association.
Lauren brings a collaborative approach to counseling, lending her expertise and experience to allow clients to find answers and discover their own truth. She is passionate about providing LGBT affirming counseling for individuals ages 12+ and couples, and specializes in issues of trauma, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, life transitions, self-esteem, and coping and communication skills. Lauren earned her Masters in Community Counseling from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She is a fully trained EMDR therapist and has completed Level Two Gottman Method Couples Training.
Lauren Bayer, MS, LPC-Intern
Supervisor: Sandy Stillo, MS, LPC-S, CHST
An experiential therapist, Joana believes that change is best achieved through experience. Specializing in young adults and young-at-heart adults, she combines this approach with her skills in EMDR and neurofeedback to address brain, mind, and body regarding all manner of mental health concerns including trauma, anxiety, depression, emotional distress, substance abuse, and transitional issues. Joana graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a Masters in Clinical Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy in 2017. She is a fully-trained EMDR therapist with specialized training in Neurofeedback therapy and Sandtray therapy.