Clinical Mental Health Therapist
M.S., NCC and Doctoral Student
Jada Pannell is a National Certified Counselor from Pittsburgh, Pa. She started her career with the Office of Children, Youth, and Families as a caseworker. After learning about the impacts of trauma and mental health in various communities, Jada decided to pursue her Master of Science
in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Duquesne University. As a clinician, she has provided mental health and trauma counseling; specifically, dealing with grief and loss, various forms of abuse, and mental health disorders.
As a therapist at Onyx, Jada has worked with individuals from various race-ethnicities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals with extensive trauma histories. Jada has also worked with companies and non-profit organizations such Black Political Empowerment Project
(Pittsburgh, Pa) Nestle, National Charter Collaborative, and The Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL) in Washington, DC.
Jada’s approach to therapy is holistic in nature, and understanding the psychological forces that underlie human behavior and emotions. Jada draws her treatment from various evidence-based practices such as person-centered therapy, attachment theory, and relational cultural theory.
Jada is passionate, driven, and dedicated. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Counseling Education and Supervision. Jada’s research passion consists of racial/ethnic disparities that African Americans face in and individual and institutional settings.
Her goal is to instill hope and promote the importance of healing, health, and wellness to her clients. Jada believes that mental health is just as important as physical health, and individuals have the power to overcome life’s challenges through therapy.