“I want you to get excited about who you are, what you are, what you have, and what can still be for you. I want to inspire you to see that you can go far beyond where you are right now.” -Virginia Satir
Jasmine is passionate about empowering her clients to embrace all the parts of themselves and live authentically. Because of this passion her approach is client-centered. Whether she is seeing a family, couple, or individual, Jasmine believes that compassion and humor go a long way in the healing process. She thoroughly enjoys helping others navigate through issues such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, stress management, self-esteem, relationship repair, coping skills, ADHD, and other mental health concerns.
When it comes to therapy, Jasmine understands that the presenting problem isn’t the primary issue and will inquire about other areas of the client’s life to provide a holistic approach. She values the mind, body, and spirit connection and has been able to witness change and growth when all parts are address and nurtured. Jasmine primarily uses attachment theory and experiential therapy to explore how people show up for themselves and others. She believes that through these theories, there is the opportunity for client systems to show up more authentically as themselves and build secure attachments with others. She also can incorporate other modalities such as CBT, play therapy, and faith based therapy upon request.
Jasmine received her Masters of Family Therapy from Mercer University. Prior to that she studied at Valdosta State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Before joining Summit, she worked with a few private practices to provide therapy for children, adolescents, and couples.
When Jasmine is not providing therapy services, she can usually be found reading a good book, playing video games, or catching up on the latest movie in the Marvel franchise. She also loves spending time with her family and friends whenever she can.
Jasmine Blanks is under the directed experience and clinical supervision of David Smith, MDiv, MA, LPC, CPCS.