Firefighter and First Responder Counseling in Chicago

Jada Hudson (M.S., LCPC, CADC), is a licensed clinical professional counselor and owner of Hudson Clinical Counseling. She is proudly serving Chicago and the Chicago Suburb communities. Hudson Clinical Counseling is located just west of Chicago in Sugar Grove, IL. She has helped individuals heal, grow and live for more than 20 years.

Jada recognizes the unfortunate truth that the people who protect us from physical harm in their line of duty are often the ones emotionally harmed in the process. That’s why she recently became one of the very first specially trained firefighter counselors in the State of Illinois and has dedicated herself to this specialized group, with specializations in substance abuse, pediatric death, and PTSD. Jada received her certification as a Recovery Coach from Governor’s State University through the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. She recently earned her CADC (Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor) from the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc.


As a firefighter and first responder counselor in Chicago, Jada helps patients work through important issues unique to firefighters, their occupational stresses and lifestyle, including:


Behavioral Management 

Mental Health Conditions

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress Management

  • Suicidal Ideation




Specialized Firefighter Care

Jada’s counseling experience also includes working with patients at an inpatient program for the treatment of substance abuse for firefighters and paramedics. Jada is also a part of the advisory committee for the emotional wellness curriculum used at the Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign, IL.


Client-Centered Therapy for Firefighter and First Responder Counseling in Chicago

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.