Westside Psych

Michelle Jackson

dr. Michelle Jackson

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY-29440)

 
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My Therapeutic Style & Approach

If you have found yourself on this page, it is likely because you are feeling that some aspect of your life could be better than it is right now—and it can be. Whether you are struggling with your relationships, trying to find your purpose in life, or feeling anxious, stressed, or depressed, beginning therapy is often the first step to finding relief. I view my role in your healing as that of both a sounding board and guide. Some days, you may find yourself wanting specific techniques, strategies, and tools. Other days, you might benefit most from a patient, listening ear. And, other times, you may wish to delve into earlier experiences to understand why you are feeling the way you do. My perspective is that these are all important aspects to the therapeutic journey, and I am here to help you in the ways that you need most. My approach is one of warmth, safety, and genuineness, and is tailored specifically to you. Together, we will focus on helping you develop the insights and tools that can power long-term, sustainable improvement in your life.

In addition to my work with adults, I also work with children and adolescents. Anxiety, depression, and neurodevelopmental disorders can present special challenges to children. Therapy with me is a place where your child can confront the issues that are bothering him or her. Speaking eye-to-eye with your child, we will lay the groundwork for long-term change, while also developing tools that your child can use to cope in the present moment. We will work closely together to create a complete therapy plan that benefits your child and your family.

You may also contact Dr. Jackson at (818) 646-6281 or michelle.jackson@westsidepsychla.com

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Who I Work With:

  • Adults

  • Adolescents

  • Children

  • Families

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

  • Anxiety

  • Artistic and creative blocks

  • Depression

  • Family conflict

  • Finding meaning/purpose

  • Life changes/transitions

  • Maternal mental health

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, Autism Spectrum)

  • Parenting

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Self-esteem

WHAT I PROVIDE:

  • Consultation

  • Family therapy

  • Group therapy

  • Individual therapy

  • Psychological assessments

  • Speaking engagements

Education

Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Pepperdine University (APA-accredited)

Master of Arts in Psychology
San Diego State University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Art
University of California, Santa Barbara

training

Pre-doctoral Internship (APA-accredited)
The Help Group

Post-doctoral Training
The Help Group & Ashley Psychology Center

Certificate in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Postpartum Support International

Advanced Series Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
Florida Institute of Technology