Westside Psych

Michelle Jackson

dr. Michelle Jackson

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY-29440)

 
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My Therapeutic Style & Approach

Are you bogged down by stress or anxiety and can’t seem to get a break? Having difficulty working through old wounds or changing maladaptive patterns? Dating the wrong people or having a hard time keeping a healthy relationship? Are you struggling to find meaning in the world? Beginning therapy is often the first step to finding relief. Whether you are searching for relief from low self-esteem, family conflict, or relationship troubles, or seeking a better understanding of who you are, in therapy we will focus on facilitating your goals and meeting your priorities.

Therapy can help you better manage anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, and many of the challenges that life puts in our path. With warmth, humor, and genuine connection, you can learn to enrich your life with practical tools for change, as well as make space for discovering meaning and purpose in what you do. I utilize a blend of solution-focused and insight-oriented techniques, which are evidence-based and tailored to meet your unique needs. Together, we will focus on developing the insights 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 neurological disorders can present special challenges to children. Therapy with me is a place of warmth, safety, and empathy, 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. I also have specialized experience working with children with ADHD and children on the Autism spectrum. 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 (recent relocation to Los Angeles, birth of a child, attending a new school, etc.)

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, Autism Spectrum)

  • Parenting

  • Psychological testing

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Self-esteem/self-compassion

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