North Star Counseling of Jackson

Finding Direction.  Finding Hope.


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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