Full Name
Jodi Jarrett LPC, MS, NCC
Job Title
Mental Health Counselor
Speaker Bio
Ms. Jodi Jarrett is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a licensed professional counselor associate in the state of Texas. She has experience providing counseling services to clients ages three and up in individual, group, activity, and play therapy formats. She provides in-person clinical services throughout the Dallas-FT Worth Metroplex, and telehealth services across Texas. Her clinical focus includes advocacy and healing for survivors of trauma, cultural identity development, life transitions, and self-esteem. She is especially passionate about empowering  marginalized groups and helping counselors develop multicultural competency. Ms. Jarrett's educational background includes a bachelor's degree in economics from UT-Arlington and a master's degree in clinical mental health from the University of North Texas (UNT). As a current counseling doctoral student at UNT, Ms. Jarrett's s research addresses topics of cultural advocacy and clinical competency. As an educator, she challenges learners to think critically about the role of culture and systems. She has presented on these topics locally and nationally. Ms. Jarrett infuses decolonizing practices into her research and action-oriented service, contributing to a more inclusive mental health field. As a Marine Corps veteran and former non-profit director, she has centered her professional identity on service. She has served on the board of directors for her local CSI and CSJ chapters, as well as several veterans, behavioral health, and homelessness coalitions in her county. Through these community-based services, Ms. Jarrett assists clients with accessing legal resources, employment opportunities, veteran's benefits, and housing assistance with an understanding of the often complex intersectionality of client concerns.