North Star Counseling of Jackson

Finding Direction.  Finding Hope.

 Important Service Update

Due to recent events, I am suspending in office therapy appointments for the time being.  I will continue to offer therapy appointments through telehealth services until further notice.  My goal is to ensure safety while also not interrupting services.  I am sorry for any inconvenience the current situation may cause.   I hope to resume in person sessions as quickly as possible. 


If you are an existing client, please use the following link to connect to our sessions at your designated appointment time.


Sandra Cole, LMSW, ACSW

As far back as I can remember, I have always had a passion for people.  I thrive on helping others, especially those who are hurting and vulnerable.  Even in high school, I became a peer helper to work with elementary school children who were struggling.  So, as I tried to decide what career to pursue in college, it was a natural fit for me to become a therapist.   In the 24 years I have worked as a therapist since graduating, I have been honored by so many people

I provide individual therapy for adolescents and adults.  I specialize in treating:

  • Trauma

  • Grief and Loss

  • Relationship Issues

  • Compassion Fatigue

I also have extensive experience in treating other issues, such as:   

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Women's Issues

  • Stress

  • Sleep Problems

  • Adjustment Problems

  • Spirituality

  • Work/School Problems

  • Weight Issues/Compulsive Eating 


I provide services for couples in every stage of their relationship.  Some of the most common issues I help couples with include:

  • Communication

  • Conflict Resolution and Managing Anger

  • Parenting, Step-Family, and Extended Family Issues

  • Loss of Connection/Lack of Feeling

  • Infidelity

  • Differences in Values

  • Premarital Services

I help families navigate through difficult times, whether the family is a family of 2 or 20.  Some of the most common issues I help families work through include:

  • Step-Family Issues

  • Family Conflict

  • Communication and Anger Management

  • Grief/Loss

  • Boundaries, Rules, and Expectations

  • Sibling Rivalry


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