My name is Jade Mazarin and I am a Board Certified Christian Counselor with a certification in natural health studies. I have a Master’s Degree (MA) in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont University in Atlanta, GA and a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in Religion from Furman University, in Greenville, SC. I am board certified through the American Association of Christian Counselors and I am affiliated with Lakeside Church in Vero Beach, FL.
In 2006 I began working at a Christian counseling center in Atlanta, called Cornerstone Pyschotherapy, where I specialized in women’s issues and adolescents. There I was on the referral list for Northpoint Community Church, one of the largest churches in the nation under Pastor Andy Stanley. In 2009, I returned to Vero Beach, FL where I grew up.
I am a contributing writer for RELEVANT Magazine and John Piper’s website, Desiring God. I am also featured on Psychcentral.com (see articles). To see RELEVANT and Desiring God articles, go to the articles section.
In 2014, I received a certification in Natural Health Studies from the Eden School of Natural Health, as a result of treating myself for undiagnosable health conditions. I made discoveries that I know can help others, and I appreciate the link between physical and mental health.
As far as other interests, since I was a child I’ve always been an active performer in dancing, singing and acting. I adore animals, and will probably always be drawn to a cat in any person’s home. I greatly enjoy the French language, and I’ve done tutoring for basic levels.
Why Choose Me?
It is very important that you feel at ease when you see me. I am very understanding with your actions, and I have compassion for how you feel and why. You will never feel judged, and chances are you will feel very comfortable sharing with me.
I am a person of great hope. I believe nothing is impossible, and it’s never too late to change. Sometimes we could use someone to believe in us, or in our loved ones, when we have become tired in the process. That’s what I’m here for.
When I was in graduate school, I went through what I call my wilderness experience. After getting very ill for months, I entered a few years of severe depression and then severe anxiety for years. I know how it feels to suffer. I also know how to find the light in the darkness, to develop deep closeness with God, and to find healing. I knew that He would use my experiences to unite me with His Spirit, and prepare me for the work He was calling me to do. My story was published in the book, It’s A God Thing.
As mentioned before, I consider the whole picture – the mind, spirit and the body. I can advise you on natural health options so that you can reach optimal healing.
I truly care about the people God brings me. I lean on Him to work through me, and grant me the insights I need to make a difference. I believe that as Scripture says, when we know what is true we will be set free. I aim to be an instrument to not only guide you into truths, but also help you absorb them in your heart.
Lastly, I believe in being authentic. While I am a “counselor,” and I know God equips me for this work, I am still an imperfect human being with my own struggles. I always seek to listen and learn from our greatest Counselor. And I am thankful that He teaches and encourages me so that I can keep growing, and then help you do the same.