Tony Jackson, MA
I believe that understanding your own mental health is just as important as knowing your finances, physical health and spiritual self. Taking care of our minds and emotions so that we can remain “settled” is very important to a healthier life. When we become unsettled and are experiencing anxiety, stress or maybe even sadness, it is crucial to know what will help us get back to that state of maintaining.
Fortunately, mental health awareness is not being overlooked anymore and the once huge stigma attached to it is shrinking day by day. But there is still work to be done with our awareness, especially among men. That is why I believe this field is so important and it will be a big part of how our society functions and understands each other.
My varied background brought me to owning Denver Counseling Options with my wife, Lori. Here, I specialize in counseling adolescents and men’s issues. My passion for helping the teenage population goes back to my time working with at-risk youth at a nonprofit while I completed my undergraduate degree. Some of the most rewarding work I did was coach high school baseball in Littleton for seven years.
I earned a Masters of Arts in Counseling/Psychology from Regis University in Denver. I also spent time performing research for the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where I gathered information on substance abuse and how effective different interventions can be.
In my personal life, I stay busy with my wife and our three children who are always on the go, participating in activities like dance, swimming, guitar lessons and gymnastics. Although we are busy with work and our profession, my wife and I still set aside time for the two of us. We find it important to take care of our needs as well as our children’s and this, we believe, does great things for our relationship. In my personal time I like to run, hike, work in the yard, and enjoy quality time with friends and family.
Self harming behaviors
Trauma and PTSD
Impulse Control Disorders
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)