Jackson resident Beverly Ondera, LPCC, has announced the opening of her private counseling practice in Jackson: Higher Ground Wellness Center. This new practice is located in The Office Commons building at 135 E. Huron St. in Jackson.

Beverly is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with the State of Ohio. She has a B.A. in Psychology and a M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She works with adolescents and adults, including couples, to support those struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and relational issues such as pre-marital counseling, marital stress and parent/child relationships.

Beverly is a member of the American Counseling Association, American Association of Christian Counseling and the Ohio Counseling Association.

Payment for the Center’s services may be contracted to accept a variety of insurance plans from both in-network and out-of-network services.

Beverly states: “My desire is to connect with people in their difficulties and disappointments. I’ll help you gain life skills to move past negative emotions or painful life events, thereby enabling you to move on with a happier and more productive life. If you are having difficulty in relationships with others, we find that our relationships are often affected by our negative or hurtful life experiences. Coming to a counselor will help you navigate difficult relationship issues and bring about reconciliation and peace with family and friends. Families with divorce and remarriage often need the support of a therapist to navigate tumultuous relational waters.”