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Dr. Jackson Newsome (He/Him)

Founder & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In-person & Telehealth

Aetna PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO,
Blue Choice PPO, and Optum PPO

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Integrative insight and skills-oriented psychotherapy

  • Trauma-informed practice

  • Identifying and working within personality structure

  • Supervision and consultation

Care with Dr. Newsome


Forging a deep and meaningful relationship. ​The evidence is clear: many psychotherapy outcomes hinge on the strength of the alliance between provider and patient. I approach care with radical curiosity and an eye toward deepening understanding of processes both in and out of awareness. Depth psychology does not shy away from addressing unconscious material, from the telling nature of dreams to the unnoticed subtleties of communication between us. I respect how therapy involves a meeting of two psyches and two subjectivities, meaning that our relationship - while professional - will be as open to exploration as any other.  

Forging personalized care. Patients find a peculiar landscape when seeking quality outpatient care. Brief interventions have been confused for "best practice," which can leave a patient feeling discouraged after departing a 12-session treatment course still experiencing the very symptoms with which they arrived. Many patients will seek care who have engaged in psychotherapy before. I find some patients have only experienced providers who offered simple answers for complex concerns. If you have felt frustrated by passive providers and care that did not feel tailored to your needs, consider a depth-oriented approach. 

Forging ahead. Insight means little without translating knowledge to action. At the end of treatment, the typical patient can expect to have grown toward a more authentic and value-aligned way of being, discovered how to co-exist more peacefully with emotional pain, and experience relationships in a more fulfilling manner. Even so, I acknowledge I can provide no guarantees.

Professional Experience

  • Prior to full-time private practice, I was the director of Compass Health Center's trauma partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) in Chicago from 2022-2024. In this role, I treated patients who experienced distress that substantially interfered with their ability to persist in work, school, or home responsibilities as an outpatient. I also trained and supervised a team of clinical psychologists, professional counselors, and clinical social workers to bolster patient care and foster professional development.

  • My early career training as a generalist shifted into a more focused and trauma-informed path. My training background spans levels of care, including private practices, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient settings, community mental health, and the VA (e.g., inpatient, outpatient, a PTSD Clinic, among other rotations).

  • Teaching, supervision, consultation, and mentorship are closely aligned with my career. I have taught on an adjunct basis for nearly ten years and supervised clinical teams. I value building early career professionals into confident clinicians starting with excellent conceptualization skills as the foundation for strong clinical work.

    • Courses for which I have served as the primary instructor include foundations of counseling, cognitive-behavioral counseling, psychodynamic counseling, the psychological study of racism, and human sexuality, among other classes.

    • I have also supported students' doctoral internship applications (all matched to preferred sites), provided formal recommendations for students seeking employment after graduation, and written letters of recommendation for students pursuing doctoral study as part of their continuing education​.​


  • Roosevelt University, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)

  • Loyola University Maryland, Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (M.S.)

  • Marshall University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A.)

Professional Recognition and Affiliations

  • Compass Health Center, Director - Trauma Program (Chicago), 2022-2024

  • Continuing Education (CE) Offerings:

    • Working with Narcissism (Compass Health Center), 2024​

    • Dissociation and Trauma (Compass Health Center), 2023

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI: authored article available here)

  • Adjunct Faculty (Roosevelt University), 2016-Present

  • Multicultural Concerns Scholar of Division 39 (American Psychological Association), 2020-2021

  • Presidential Award for Social Justice (Roosevelt University), 2020 Recipient 

  • Fellow of the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis (CCP), 2017-2019 

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