"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 specializes in counseling first responders.
Trained specifically to counsel firefighters, police officers, dispatch, emergency medical personnel, and other law enforcement officers, Jada also 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 officers and designs wellness programs tailored for first responders.
Jada helps people deal with the demands of their uniquely challenging jobs and transition into retirement when the time is right. Clients take an active role in strategies for healing in the safe, non-judgmental, and open experiences Jada creates to guide clients to resolution or adaptation to life's challenges.
Published in Fire Engineering Magazine and Fire Rescue Magazine, Jada is the author of Firefighter Emotional Wellness: How to Connect with Yourself and Others.
She served on the emotional wellness advisory committee and is 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