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Everything to Know About The Big D Relationship Expert Dr. Jada Jackson

Here's everything you need to know about Dr. Jada Jackson as she guides the singles onThe Big D.

By Shameika Rhymes

When six divorced couples meet in Costa Rica for a second chance at love in the new USA Network competition series, The Big D, a relationship expert is necessary. 

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Watch The Big D on the USA app and Peacock

The show premieres on June 14 and is hosted by married couple JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rogers. However, Dr. Jada Jackson joins them as the relationship expert to help these divorced couples determine if they will pursue a second chance at love with their ex or with someone new in the house. The couple who ends the season in a committed relationship will be awarded $50,000 in addition to the ultimate prize of a new or rekindled relationship. Here’s everything we know about Dr. Jada Jackson. 

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Who Is Dr. Jada Jackson?

Dr. Jada Jackson is a licensed mental health counselor and national speaker specializing in the areas of mental health, leadership and personal development. She has more than a decade of experience in the field. Dr. Jackson is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations achieve their full potential through evidence-based strategies and techniques. She is also the founder and President of Total Life Counseling Center.  Jackson works as a clinical psychotherapist at the Total Life Counseling Center in Orlando, Florida. She appeared on the show Emotional Mojo as an expert on beauty, business, and balance. Dr. Jackson also owns her own companies, Jada’s Life Development Institute, Jada’s Modeling Institute and Be-You! Foundation, a nonprofit organization. In addition to all this, she's the author of Be-You-Tiful, a guide to becoming a better person. 

Where Did Dr. Jackson Get Her Credentials?

Dr. Jackson holds many degrees. She received her Doctorate at Argosy University, her Masters of Science degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University in Mental Health Counseling, a Master’s of Arts degree in Human Services Counseling from Regent University, plus a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Professional Communication from Regent University. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and she is also a National Certified Counselor and a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Was Dr. Jada Jackson a Model?

She was a runway model and spokesmodel. She began counseling and coaching her peers in the modeling industry.

“For ten years I worked for Ebony Magazine, one of the largest African American publishing entities in the world. I traveled to 180 cities worldwide and fell in love with mentoring other models who were challenged with self-concept issues,” she shared with Life Coach Magazine in 2023. 

We can’t wait to see what encouragement and counseling she gives to the six divorced couples on The Big D

The Big D premieres on June 14 at 10 PM ET right after new episodes of Temptation Island as part of USA’s Wednesday night "Hump Day" programming line-up. 

Catch more dating shows like Temptation Island on Peacock right now.