Hi, I'm Kierra Pickens

Kierra Pickens, MA, LPC

Mental Health Consultant

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) serving as Mental Health Consultant at JPA. I work with teachers, parents, and students in southside Chicago’s Altgeld neighborhood. In the school setting, I provide lessons related to social and emotional learning to students and psychoeducational group sessions to parents. 

I have experience in private practice, residential, and crisis counseling. I also have experience working with various clients, including children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. My interests and areas of training include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused CBT and Person-Centered Therapy. 


My BA in psychology is from Eastern Illinois University and my MA in Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice) is from Roosevelt University. My specialties include anger management, anxiety, attachment issues, depression, grief and loss, PTSD/Trauma, stress management, and women's issues. I belong to the  American Psychological Association (APA).