Jessie Louverture, MA, LMFT
Executive Director, Founder
Jessie Louverture is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) who entered the mental health and social work fields in 2015. Her first internships and employment experiences were with non-profits aimed at providing services to children, families, and adults in crisis situations who have experienced domestic violence, homelessness, or sexual assault. During this period, Jessie implemented the Lethality Assessment Program at her local domestic violence resource center, supporting the development of programs and procedures and providing training for multiple law enforcement agencies on the program.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in social work in 2017, Jessie continued her education to pursue her developing passion for counseling while continuing her work at the crisis center. Jessie then moved into a clinical counseling internship, where she provided court-ordered counseling to individuals charged with violent or substance-related offenses.
Jessie received her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling and a certificate in marriage and family therapy from Richmont Graduate University in 2020. In 2021, Jessie and her family moved to Nashville, where she worked as a therapist at BrightQuest Treatment Centers. At this long-term residential treatment center, Jessie counseled individuals who experience acute psychiatric illness and supported them in providing individual and group counseling as well as family therapy. During her time counseling families, Jessie often heard about the challenges families face trying to find their loved ones treatment and support, with roadblocks like finances, insurance coverage, and lack of awareness of need. Jessie cofounded the Mental Health Initiative with her sister, Lauren Conklin Johnson, based on the immediate need for these challenges to be addressed.