"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." –Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Jada Hudson Morefield, M.S., LCPC, CADC, RYT-200, TIYT, is a clinically trained therapist and the owner of Hudson Clinical Counseling. With over 20 years of experience, Jada specializes in counseling first responders and the effects of their demanding job. She trained specifically to counsel firefighters, police officers, dispatch, emergency medical personnel, and other law enforcement officers. In addition, she works with ER doctors, nurses, EMTs, prosecutors, and first responder substance abuse programs. Serving departments of all sizes, Jada supplies mental health check-ins for law enforcement and designs wellness programs for first responders. She helps these clients deal with the demands of their position in a positive way, while also helping them transition into retirement when the time is right. Jada employs client-centered therapy, which means clients take an active role in employing strategies for healing. She creates a safe, non-judgmental, and open experience to guide clients to resolution or adaptation to their life challenges. Jada has also been published in Fire Engineering Magazine and Fire Rescue Magazine and is the published author of Firefighter Emotional Wellness: How to Connect with Yourself and Others released in 2022. She was on the emotional wellness advisory committee and named as a subject matter expert for the Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign, Illinois. She presented at The National Fire Academy and is a frequent speaker at FDIC International.
A wide range of specialties, all focused on first responders.
“I came for help with an addiction problem. I have been able to confront that addiction with counseling. She has also helped me with self-esteem issues and depression. Jada is warm, non-judgmental, concerned, knowledgeable, insightful, and very easy to talk to. She is like a friend who doesn’t judge you – just listens and then helps you see your own mistakes and how you can correct them.”
Male, 58 years old, educator
Clinical Areas of Interest
for First Responders
(SITUATIONAL AND CHRONIC)
GRIEF & LOSS
RELATIONSHIPS & MARRIAGES