Church Mental Health Summit

131: Becoming an Attuned Listener with Dr. Jackie Perry

Today, we welcome Dr. Jackie Perry to the podcast! Dr. Perry is a seasoned Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor, a Counseling Professor, and the Founder/President of The SoulWell Center, a non-profit organization based in Western North Carolina. She brings helpful insight into developing the skill of listening. Learn how lay leaders can offer helpful and even preventative care through listening. It’s all in today’s episode!



  • Good clinicians are integrating the “why” into the work they do.
  • We don’t know how to do connection very well globally.
  • The brain is good at anticipating…It’s not very good at sitting and waiting. 
  • It takes some work to get to what’s underneath.




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