Genée D. Jackson is a senior staff psychologist at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), where she provides individual therapy, group therapy, intern training, consultation, program development and outreach services to undergraduate students, graduate students and the campus community with a particular emphasis on African American student mental health.
Genée has an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University, as well as an M.S. in community counseling and an M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University. She completed pre-doctoral training at UC Berkeley (CAPS) and Children’s Hospital Oakland. She holds certificates in primary care behavioral health (BHC) and integrative care management from the UMass School of Medicine. She also has specialized training in trauma (EMDR Level II), mindfulness meditation (MBSR) and nutritional psychology.
Genée’s interests include cultural issues in psychotherapy, health psychology (managing chronic health/medical issues, psychosomatic issues, integrative self-care, wellness and nutritional psychology), mindfulness, meditation, family systems and personal/social/intergenerational trauma. The students she typically sees are struggling with mood issues (depression and anxiety), stress, interpersonal relationships, careers, identity development, grief/loss, family problems, academics or graduate student concerns. And for many, these issues are embedded within racial, cultural, gender-based and economic challenges.
Through a social justice lens, she uses a combination of integrative, somatic, systemic, interpersonal and cognitive behavioral approaches in her work.
When not working, Genée enjoys yoga, meditation, listening to music, travel, watching international and indie films, vegetarian cooking and designing interiors.