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First Responder Counselor, Jada Hudson, Brings "Accelerated Resolution Therapy" to Illinois

(SUGAR GROVE, IL) November 4, 2017– As of November 4, 2017, Jada Hudson M.S., LCPC, CADC, is the first counselor in the state of Illinois, who is trained to provide a unique type of trauma counseling known as “Accelerated Resolution Therapy” (ART), Accelerated Resolution Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for psychological trauma and depression and is endorsed by the federal government, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMSHA), the National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices (NREPP), and military leaders, whose recent emphasis has been to equip more therapists to provide Accelerated Resolution Therapy in order to bring these therapists to the troops and veterans who have acute stress and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


Accelerated Resolution Therapy is founded in established psychotherapeutic techniques and is currently being studied at the University of South Florida (USF) through a 2.1 million dollar grant through the Department of Defense (DOD) for use with combat veterans. This technique has been used on Green Berets, special operations commanders, and hundreds of veterans and active duty troops to treat PTSD, typically in just 1 to 4 sessions. For individuals who have been unable to move past intrusive memories of traumatic events, Accelerated Resolution Therapy often can help those memories fade and help the individual’s physical reactions to those memories calm down. Individuals still remember the events, but they do not cause the same stress reactions they used to cause, and they stop intruding daily life for the individual.


Jada Hudson is a First Responder Counselor, who served as the Director of Program Development for Illinois Firefighter Peer Support (ILFFPS) and the Clinical Consultant for Operation Shattered Stars (OSS), who will be bringing Accelerated Resolution Therapy to first responders in Illinois. As an Accelerated Resolution Therapy provider, trainer, and clinical consultant, Hudson will be providing Accelerated Resolution Therapy sessions at her private practice in Sugar Grove, Illinois. To request an appointment, call (630) 815-3735.


Jada Hudson, M.S., LCPC, CADC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, who specifically focuses on helping first responders find emotional wellness and resiliency amidst the traumatic events they see, occupational stress, potential cancer diagnoses, and other stressors associated with firefighter and law enforcement careers.

As a lifelong learner in first responder emotional wellness, Jada has over 25 years of experience and can uniquely help first responders process and cope in healthy ways with this trying and meaningful career. Jada is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has worked closely with first responders in Rosecrance’s inpatient substance abuse program, the Florian Program. She has been trained under world-renowned therapists and specializes in helping firefighters with pediatric death, substance abuse recovery, trauma, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. Jada travels around Illinois and the country presenting about first responder emotional wellness issues, and has presented at the Florian Symposium in 2016 and 2017 and will be presenting at FDIC and the National Fire Academy in 2018. She is also a subject matter expert for Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign, Illinois, the Clinical Consultant for Operation Shattered Stars (OSS) and the former Clinical Director for Illinois Firefighter Peer Support (ILFFPS). To learn more about Jada Hudson, visit


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