Jasmine Salmon, LLMSW
Jasmine earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Michigan State University in Social Work. During graduate studies, she also completed a certificate in Evidence Based Trauma through the university. She is currently pursuing national Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy certification.
Jasmine’s professional experiences include working with many populations such as children, teens, and adults individually and in groups. She’s worked in various settings including the 30th Judicial Court: Family Division; End Violent Encounters (EVE), a nonprofit that provides supportive services to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence; and a medically managed alternative to hospitalization for individuals who need a high level of care while maintaining connections to their families and communities.
Although Jasmine loves working with all populations in different capacities, her heart and soul are devoted and invested in doing trauma work with children.
Jasmine incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), play therapy, sand tray therapy, and motivational interviewing into her work with clients. She strongly believes that a strength-based, person-centered approach creates accountability and resilience.
Jasmine became a therapist because there are not enough places where people can come to breathe, to be, to experience unconditional acceptance, positive reflection, and create alternative narratives and visions for themselves. A relationship that makes that possible creates healing. “If I think of the darkest moments in my life in childhood and adulthood and of those around me, I know how powerful it can be to have someone there supporting and encouraging you to be your best and most authentic self. I am a therapist because we live in a world full of challenges and relationships that sometimes can be overwhelming and confusing. I am a therapist because I want to walk alongside people in this journey of life and hope to help them get the most out of life as possible. The staple of my work is to encourage others to believe that their trauma does not have to limit the possibilities and opportunities life has to offer.”
Jasmine is thrilled to embark on this journey as a Mental Health Therapist with the Firecracker Foundation and serve as a beacon of change in this community.