Dr. Jackie Perry
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
Jackie E. Perry, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education in the Department of Counseling and Pastoral Care. Dr. Perry is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor (LCMHCS) by the state board of North Carolina. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) by the National Board of Certified Counselors.
Before Asbury Seminary, Dr. Perry worked as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Department at Lenoir Rhyne University (Asheville campus). She is also in clinical practice on a part time basis with Cornerstone Counseling Center where she provides consultations for parents and therapeutic services for adolescents, emergent adults, and families. Prior to her work at Cornerstone Counseling Center Dr. Perry worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings providing clinical services primarily to children and adolescents.
Jackie is also passionate about ministering to families through seminars and continuing education workshops in churches, schools, and community organizations. She integrates her experience as a counselor with biblical principles and truths to engage, encourage and equip her audiences. In 2019 Dr. Perry released her first book entitled The Heart Cry of Every Teen. This book was written to equip parents and caring adults to understand and address the eight heart core desires that drive and direct much of the best and worst behaviors we see unfolding during the adolescent years of development.
She is married to her college sweetheart John and together they have three adult children. They both love the outdoors and consider a family hike that culminates with a view of the North Carolina Mountains to be a perfect day.