Vanessa Jackson, M.A.B.C., LPC-S, EMDR, CSAT


B.F.A., Communication Design, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

M.A.B.C., Counseling, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX

Student Ed.D. in Community Care and Counseling with a focus on Traumatology, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA (expected graduation May 2023)


Vanessa grew up in a military family, spending most of her childhood in Turkey and Germany, moving every 2-4 years.  She pursued her Bachelor’s in Communication Design at Southwest Texas State University and graduated in 2001. After a divorce and complex financial hurdles, she returned to school as a single parent of two kids, then 3 and 5 years old, and attended Dallas Theological Seminary. During this time, she met her husband and his three children. They dated and were married a few years later. Vanessa graduated with her Master’s in Biblical Counseling in 2015 and is now pursuing a Doctorate at Liberty University.

Vanessa’s personal experience, professional experience, and training make her an excellent fit for anyone tackling identity, purpose, and direction. Her specialty is working with single parents going through difficult transitions, co-parenting, and self-doubt. She is EMDR-trained and CSAT-certified, specializing in Betrayal Trauma. 

In her free time, Vanessa swims, paints, and loves spending quality time with her husband and five children. She serves in missions abroad with Ananias House and recently published her book Suddenly Single. She lives in the Lakeway area and attends One Chapel, Lake Travis.

Check her out online:

Abigail Network, a local Austin, Texas resource site for single parents to find connection, community and resources.



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Phone: 512-331-2700