Dr. Jackson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed Behavior Specialist specializing in providing behavioral health treatment to children, adolescents and adults across a variety of contexts. Dr. Jackson received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University and has extensive training in the use of evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure with Response Prevention (ExRP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Dr. Jackson specializes in providing individual, family and group therapy for children, adolescents and adults. She often consults with parents to address defiant, disruptive, aggressive and destructive behaviors in children. Common presenting issues Dr. Jackson treats include generalized anxiety/worry, phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), depression/mood issues, anger and irritability, trauma and traumatic grief, grief and loss, low self-esteem, difficulties with forming and maintaining friendships and other developmental transitions/stressors. Dr. Jackson also enjoys working with adolescents and young adults with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Dr. Jackson believes that effective treatment requires the formation of a supportive, trusting client-therapist relationship. She also believes that therapy should be a “playful,” interactive and collaborative experience. Effective treatment includes hands-on-learning tailored to the client’s interests, needs and goals where consultation with parents, teachers and other significant individuals enhance clients’ ability to apply adaptive skills in real-life situations. Dr. Jackson is passionate about educating clients and loved ones regarding the treatment process and about helping clients discover and cultivate personal strengths and developing a repertoire of positive coping skills to help them manage challenging situations now and in the future.
Dr. Jackson also blogs about issues related to treatment and the management of anxiety in everyday life.