Randi Jackson

My Work

When we’re constantly under pressure, it’s easy to get stuck in survival mode. We end up being reactive and focused on just getting through the day. Often, we feel disconnected from ourselves and the people we care about.

Therapy can’t change the pressures you’re facing right now, but it can help you respond to them more effectively. I help professionals in complex, high-stress environments build skills to become more grounded and empowered in their lives. We’ll work to clarify your values and priorities, and take steps towards building a life that aligns with the things that matter to you.

My clients come to therapy with a variety of challenges including self-doubt, relationship issues, chronic illness, disordered eating, and trauma. Many are burned out professionals navigating competing demands, and feeling stuck in ineffective patterns. I also have specialized training in sport and performance psychology. If you’re a business leader, community activist, medical professional, or elite athlete, I can help you develop skills and systems to support your well-being and high performance.

For me, therapy is all about building connection — with yourself, your support system, and your communities. I strive for an approach that’s both research-based and individualized to your unique strengths and experiences. I also care deeply about supporting BIPOC and marginalized communities to embrace wellness as a practice rooted in relationship and compassion.

Therapy’s not a quick fix. It takes work, patience, and a willingness to get outside of your comfort zone. If you’re looking for a therapist with a calm presence and an open mind to share that journey with you, I invite you to reach out.

Interested in learning more? Schedule a free, 20-minute phone consultation to get connected with Randi today.

Headshot of Dr. Randi Jackson, a Black woman psychologist wearing a dark blazer, white shirt, and gold jewelry.

My Story

My grandparents grew up in the American South just prior to the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement. Although they had dreams of attending college, they had no prospects of higher education as Black children in the late 1930’s. In fact, despite an outstanding academic high school record, my grandfather was denied acceptance to all of the major universities in his home state in 1952. Six years later, shortly after desegregation in the United States public school system, my grandparents had overcome incredible barriers in order to receive their college degrees as members of the first class at their university to graduate Black students.  

In 2017 both of my grandparents were inducted into their alma mater’s Diversity Hall of Fame. The institution’s version of my grandparent’s story ignored the years of abuse they endured from peers, professors, administrators, and the local community. It glamorized their experiences and toned down the difficult history of education in the 1950’s. While my grandparents appreciated the honor, they were not shy to explain that their experiences as told by the university were inaccurate and incomplete. This recognition they received preserves their history in their alma mater’s halls. However, as my grandfather would inquire, “History according to whom?”  

Because of my grandparents, I am endlessly inspired to understand, organize, and engage with narratives that have historically been erased, or filtered through the lenses of oppressive institutions and social structures. As a mental health professional, I am grateful for opportunities to hold these stories with reverence and spend time contributing to our collective wellness in multifaceted ways.

I was born and raised in the Bay Area and I find joy in reading, traveling, and watching sports.