Jazzmin is a National Certified Counselor with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Georgia State University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from University of North Georgia in psychology with a minor in human services delivery and administration. During her undergraduate studies, Jazzmin studied abroad in Goa, India working with human trafficking survivors, volunteered with a sexual assault crisis center and interned at a counseling center working with substance abuse clients. Her graduate internship was spent working with women and children who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault at LiveSafe Resources in Marietta.
Jazzmin specializes in play therapy and expressive arts therapies with children and adolescents. She believes that “in play therapy, toys are viewed as the child’s words and play as the child’s language” (Garry Landreth, 1999). She allows her clients to lead the session as she believes important topics will surface naturally. Her background working with clients experiencing trauma influences her use of child-centered play therapy with kids and person-centered and existential techniques with adult clients.
Jazzmin is currently working toward APC licensure in the state of Georgia under the supervision of Terri Abraham, MS, LPC, NCC, MAC, CPCS.