Clinical Director, LPC (PA, DC, VA)
M.S., NCC, BC-TMH, and Doctoral Student
Jada Pannell is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and Virginia. She is also a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider and a National Certified Counselor from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ms. Pannell began her career as a caseworker with the Office of Children, Youth, and Families. After witnessing the impact of trauma and mental health on different communities, Jada decided to pursue a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
As a clinician, Jada has provided mental health and trauma counseling, focusing on grief and loss, different types of abuse, and mental health disorders. Additionally, as a clinical director and counselor 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 as the Black Political Empowerment Project (Pittsburgh, Pa), Nestle, National Charter Collaborative, The Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL), The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Cure the Streets Program in Washington, DC.
Jada’s approach to therapy is holistic, understanding the psychological forces underlying human behavior and emotions. Jada draws her treatment from various evidence-based practices such as person-centered therapy, attachment theory, and relational cultural theory. As clinical director, Jada applies the psychodynamic and discrimination models to her work. These particular theories place great importance on the relationship between the supervisor and the supervisee, as it is believed that this dynamic plays a crucial role in the success of the supervision process. By utilizing these models, Jada can provide her supervisors with the guidance and support they need to grow and develop as professionals in their fields.
Jada is a passionate, driven, and dedicated individual pursuing her doctoral degree in Counseling Education and Supervision. Her research is focused on the racial/ethnic disparities that African Americans face in both individual and institutional settings. Jada's ultimate goal is to instill hope and promote the importance of healing, health, and wellness to her clients. She believes that mental health is just as crucial as physical health and that individuals can overcome life's challenges through therapy.