Jada Hudson (M.S., LCPC, CADC), is a licensed, professional counselor and owner of Hudson Clinical Counseling. As a specialty in her Somonauk Counseling, Jada counsels first responders, who have experienced occupational stress and trauma.  In a safe, non-judgmental environment she also works with women and children struggling to manage life’s transitions or emotional challenges. Jada employs client-centered therapy that empowers individuals with tools and strategies to take an active role in managing their particular challenges. Jada has helped patients heal, grow and live for more than 20 years.


Counseling for Firefighters and Police in Somonauk

A firefighter or police officer may have to deal with an overwhelming amount of emotional and psychological stress related to their profession. As a specially trained firefighter and first responder counselor, Jada offers support to this specialized group. Since working with patients in an inpatient program for the treatment of substance abuse for firefighters and paramedics, Jada has dedicated herself to gaining a working knowledge of the unique first responder culture and experience. Jada has also recently received her certification as a Recovery Coach from Governor’s State University and her CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor).


Jada was invited to join the advisory committee for the Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign, IL.  Jada has also been published in Fire Engineering Magazine and Fire Rescue Magazine. Recently, she was invited to be the Keynote Speaker at The National Fire Academy. 


Somonauk Counseling for Children and Teens

There are many areas and issues detrimental to a child or teen’s emotional well-being. Some of these include substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. Gaining insight and experience as a former high school and college counselor for 15 years, and throughout her career, Jada has helped her young clients explore and identify these areas giving them the right tools to manage what life throws their way. She also has experience in domestic abuse, sexual assault, and grief and loss counseling.


Counseling for Women in Somonauk

Jada enjoys helping women to heal, grow and live! Jada understands the special needs of women and the demands of a career, motherhood, and caring for a family which can be emotionally unsettling or even traumatic. Using an eclectic approach combining techniques from client-centered therapies, women will learn to identify areas in their life that needs change and how to use tools and strategies to manage their life challenges and stresses. Jada also has experience working in a women’s domestic abuse shelter and has a thorough understanding of the cycle of violence.


Jada's counseling specialties in Somonauk include:


Behavioral Management & Mental Health




Life & Strategy