"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, M.S., LCPC, CADC, is a clinically trained therapist and the owner of Hudson Clinical Counseling. With over 20 years of experience, Jada counsels first responders who have experienced occupational stress and trauma, as well as women, children, and adolescents struggling to manage life’s transitions or emotional challenges. 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. 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 was also recently invited to be the Keynote Speaker at The National Fire Academy.
Jada has over 20 years of counseling experience with a ride range of specialties, including first responders, children and adolescents, rape victims, terminally ill children, retirement planning, career planning, and more.
“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