Dr. Valerie D. Jackson
Dr. Valerie D. Jackson obtained her Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Clinical Adolescent Psychology. She has been involved in clinical work for the past 15 years. She has worked with children in care (DFPS) for over 20 years in settings such as residential treatment centers, inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities, child placement agencies, and case management services. She is the Chief Strategist Officer of Initiatives for Healthy Communities (IHC). L.E.A.D. Houston is a program of IHC. It is a community-based academic enrichment, behavioral health, health education, and community service program for at-risk, school-aged children (ages 5 – 12). She is the founder of Monarch Family Services which offers adoption, foster care, foster/adoptive parent trainings, child placement agency staff trainings, psychological services, supervised visitations, outpatient substance abuse, intervention/prevention program, group therapeutic support (parenting classes, domestic violence, anger management) and case management. Finally, Dr. Jackson is the owner of The Adolescent Center and Mental Health Services, a multidisciplinary intervention and treatment center that specializes in adolescent behavior health services but is not limited to that population. The services offered by the center include individual/group/family therapy, psychological testing, psychosocial assessments, support groups, case management, medication consultation, and long-term mental health treatment plans.