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Dr. Kelly Jackson, PHD

Owner, Coach, & Therapist





137 National Plaza
Suite 300
Oxon Hill, MD 20745


Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and Florida

A Bit About Me

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Dr. Kelly Jackson is a professional and life coach, consultant, speaker, and therapist with over twenty years of experience working with various populations and modalities. She is a subject matter expert in self-care. Dr. Jackson is a Certified Daring Way Facilitator and offers groups, retreats, and trainings on self-care, self-worth, self-love, and soul-care. Dr. Jackson offers sessions using Internal Family Systems (IFS) and brainspotting. Dr. Jackson is a native of San Diego, California, and has dedicated her life to helping others and she believes in the importance of emotional wellness. She believes self-care is life care and is attainable by learning to love yourself first. She founded Changing Tides Counseling & Behavioral Health, which was developed to bring culturally attuned and supportive care to those being served with a holistic approach. In 2013, Dr. Jackson started SHE Inc., a non-profit developed to Strengthen, Heal, & Empower clients. In 2014, Dr. Jackson moved to the Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia area (also known as the DMV). In 2015, Dr. Jackson created Rapha’s Arm, a ministry to provide support to people impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, and authored Who Am I, Discovering the Value and Worth of Women​.

Dr. Jackson received a dual bachelor's degree in Sociology and Social Work from California State University San Bernardino, a master's degree in Social Work from California State University Long Beach, and a Ph.D. from Grand Canyon University.

Dr. Jackson offers faith-based services and specializes in helping clients develop skills to understand their value and worth and prioritize self-care by developing healthy habits and emotional intelligence to promote their overall well-being. Dr. Jackson guides individuals toward greater self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-love with a compassionate and holistic approach. Dr. Jackson encourages clients to nurture their mental, spiritual, emotional, financial, and physical health through personalized sessions, leading to a more balanced and fulfilling life. If you seek support in learning to achieve a more balanced life and greater inner harmony, Dr. Jackson is here to help you on your journey toward lasting wellness. 

All parts of you are welcome!

IFS Therapy

Dr. Jackson also specializes in IFS Therapy. IFS therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy that helps individuals heal by digging deep into wounded inner parts. It analyzes "The Self," which is composed of eight C's and five P's.


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Brainspotting helps locate unprocessed trauma in the brain to heal underlying traumas. For more information, please visit

The Daring Way By Brené Brown

The Daring Way is a curriculum created by Brene Brown, Ph.D., which was developed through research to encourage clients through courage-building, shame resilience, and uncovering the power of vulnerability. Dr. Jackson is a certified facilitator of this curriculum.

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