Kelsi is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with her bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a focus in child development. She is currently perusing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Heath Counseling. While in school Kelsi has worked as a Registered Behavioral Technician working with children with autism spectrum disorder. Kelsi is looking forward to connecting with clients in a warm and friendly environment. ​

​​Zoe Harrison

Scott earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Georgia College and State University, his Masters in Counseling from Augusta State University and completed his Doctorate in education at the University of Georgia in 2017. Scott is from Georgia and lives in Jefferson with his wife, Amber, and their young daughter. Scott enjoys serving people of all ages and backgrounds and has worked in the elementary setting for almost 20 years. Scott strives to help clients reach their social-emotional goals, skills to foster independence, confidence, and increase awareness and happiness. With children, Scott enjoys helping clients with goal setting, increasing self-confidence, making friends, age-appropriate conflict resolution, anxiety, and dealing with bullies. Scott loves working with adult clients as well. Scott is an effective counselor guiding adults with reducing anxiety, navigating life-stage changes, discovering work that matters, and having flourishing relationships.

         Dr. Scott Emard​

Skylar Watts

Skylar holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and recently graduated with her Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Skylar completed her internship at Lifestance Health, formerly known as Ray of Hope. She is currently pursuing her LPC. Skylar grew up in Jefferson and graduated from Jefferson High School. Skylar is married with two young sons. Skylar enjoys working
with all age groups and implements an integrative approach by accepting her clients in a warm and friendly environment. Skylar encourages her clients to be open and trusting of the emotional and mental process they are going to embark on. Skylar really enjoys working with children and adolescents that struggle with behaviors, anxiety, depression and who may be on the spectrum. Skylar likes to take a
cognitive approach in her counseling.

Zoe currently works as a receptionist and office manager at Jefferson Counseling. She is also pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of North Georgia. Zoe strives to make sure clients receive a warm welcome as they enter the office.

Meet Our Staff

Ben and Jada Harrison founded Jefferson Counseling in 2017 after both completed a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. Ben and Jada have been married for over 20 years and are the proud parents of Zoe, Jaden and Zion. Ben and Jada have been a part of the Jefferson community for over 15 years and live right here in Jefferson. Jada was a stay at home mom before starting her career as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her professional experience includes serving as the Clinical Director at Jefferson Counseling, Clinical Supervisor for a local Community Service Board, Assistant Director of Mental Health for a 3000 bed correctional facility and Director of Addictive Diseases for a local community service board. Jada has a license with the state of Georgia as a Licensed Professional Counselor  and has her Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor Certification. Ben has a Doctorate in Worship Studies with a specialization in Pastoral Counseling, a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling, as well as a Master's Degree in Education. Ben is a therapist at Jefferson Counseling, a teacher for the local school system and has served on staff at various churches for over 15 years.

​​Dr. Ben and Jada Harrison

​​​Kelsi Ard