Nissa Jackman MA, LMFT, ATR-BC, in Denver, Colorado, 80206

Nissa Jackman


Nissa Jackman


Professions: Art Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - MFT.0001361
Secondary Credential: LMFT - IMF 94704
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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3107 E Colfax Ave
Denver, Colorado 80206

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My Approach to Helping

I see therapy as a tool you can use to help you through the tough times and to help you be the best version of yourself, but that does not mean it has to be formulaic or stuffy. We will work together, in collaboration, to help you process difficult events and feelings and experience resiliency and self-acceptance. We will work creatively so you can tap into your subconscious and access that part of you when words simply are not enough, to learn alternative ways to cope using art and to develop more inventive ways of problem-solving and approaching any life event.
I take a nurturing approach that may seem gentler, calmer, and kinder than expected from therapy. This works well for people who have never been to therapy before or had unpleasant past experiences with therapy. Children often respond positively to my approach since I use age appropriate ways of communicating like art and play. Teens and adults seem to feel more at ease and often respond well when they need to feel taken care of and truly heard.

More Info About My Practice

As an Art Therapist I believe art can be a powerful tool when doing therapy. For those of you who don't know much about it, art therapy combines psychotherapy with art making. You do not need to be an artist to do art therapy. The beauty of it is there is no right or wrong when doing art therapy. It helps you to communicate things like feelings, beliefs, your unconscious thoughts and perceptions, and it helps you be more present so you create what you need to create for that moment in time. There is a process to making the art, and there is a whole other process when talking about the art. It really is pretty cool.

My Role as a Therapist

Therapists are here to listen, to ask questions to get you thinking and reevaluating, to teach skills, and to help you understand yourself and your world even better. I respect your point of view and will encourage you to be active in your own therapy. It's my job to see and point out your strengths and to challenge you.
This goes for adults, kids, and teens. Everyone deserves to feel heard and understood and everyone should have the opportunity to feel valued and appreciated.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

The thing that best determines positive outcomes for therapy is the therapist/client relationship. If the therapeutic relationship is not solid and working well, therapy will be ineffective. That is why I encourage clients to tell me when they think things are not working so we can talk about it and see what needs to be done so that it can work well. Sometimes that means finding another therapist and that's ok. You may not respond to my kinder, gentler approach. You might need a kick in the pants or more structure with your therapy. It's a part of my job to help you figure that out, if you haven't already, and find someone else who would be a better fit for you.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Autism Spectrum, Asperger's, chronically ill, terminally ill, caregivers, trauma survivors

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illness
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology
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