About My Practice

Overview

  • Eric D. Jackson, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Orange CT.
  • My office is located at Mercury Medical Wellness Center, less than 2 miles from Milford & West Haven and only 5 miles from New Haven.
  • I provide therapy and counseling to adults, both individuals and couples (but I do not prescribe medications).
  • I accept cash, check, credit, HSA & FSA. I accept HUSKY but CANNOT ACCEPT OTHER INSURANCE PAYMENTS, however many plans will reimburse you for “out-of-network” providers like myself.
  • I was trained at Yale & West Haven Veterans Affairs (VA) and was a research faculty member at Yale University.
  • As a Yale-trained psychologist, for the past 8+ years I’ve been helping people–probably a lot like you–feel better & stronger. I’d like to understand how I can help you feel better too, so that you’re motivated, moving forward, and you’re getting what you need in your life.

My Style & Approach

  • I will try and understand your unique challenges by looking at your situation through your eyes and taking a walk in your shoes.
  • I will work by your side as your teammate so I can help you understand your patterns, try out new strategies, and tackle your problems.
  • I also provide valuable perspective as an unbiased outside point-of-view and an impartial mediator.
  • I am skilled in a wide range of therapeutic traditions that I will integrate and customize to fit your needs.
  • I’m well-known for being a warm and compassionate psychologist with an honest and relaxed style.
  • I prefer to help you discover insights for yourself, but I will often point out patterns, make connections, offer suggestions, facilitate activities, and encourage you to experiment with different strategies outside of our sessions.
  • With couples, I encourage comfort and openness by being fair, balanced, and not taking sides–each person is responsible for doing their own part in improving the relationship and themselves.

My Clients

  • AGES: Adults, Young Adults, Older Adults
  • CLIENT SPECIALTIES: Young Adults, Couples, Veterans, Men, LGB, Women, etc.

My Services

  • FORMATS: Individuals, Couples, Groups
  • SERVICES:
    • Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling, Coaching
    • Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling
    • Court-Ordered or Attorney-Recommended Treatments for alcohol/substance abuse, anger management, sexual disorders, etc.
    • Hypnotherapy for addictions, behaviors, pain, athletic performance, stress management, personal development, etc.
    • Consultation & Supervision
    • Psychological Diagnosis and Evaluation for Family & Medical Leave (FMLA), emotional support animals, testing accommodations, medical marijuana permits (PTSD), etc.
  • I do not prescribe medication.
  • For information on fees, see Services & Fees.

Issue Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Communication
  • Confidence & Self-Esteem
  • Control Issues
  • Couples & Relationships
  • Depression & Mood Swings
  • Divorce & Breakups
  • Fatigue, Exhaustion, and Motivation
  • Job, Career, and School Issues
  • Negative Thoughts
  • Panic, Fears, and Phobias
  • Personal Development & Enhancement
  • Stressful Life Events & Changees
  • Trauma & PTSD

All Issues

  • Abuse Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions
  • Affair / Infidelity Recovery
  • Aging & Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement & Grief
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Breakups
  • Career Choice & Changes
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Codependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation Issues
  • Drug Addiction/Recovery
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Problems
  • Emptiness
  • Exhaustion
  • Fatigue
  • Fears
  • Forgiveness
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Habit Control
  • Health & Medical Issues
  • Helplessness & Hopelessness
  • Identity Issues
  • Impulse Control
  • Irritability
  • Jealousy / Suspiciousness
  • LGB (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual) Issues
  • Life Changes & Transitions
  • Life Purpose & Meaning
  • Loss
  • Marriage Problems
  • Men’s Issues
  • Midlife Crisis & Transition
  • Mood Swings
  • Motivation Problems
  • Negative Thoughts
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Pain & Bodily Symptoms
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Personal Development & Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Procrastination
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Problems
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Esteem & Self-Love
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Problems
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social Withdrawal / Isolation
  • Spirituality
  • Stress & Pressure
  • Stressful Life Events
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Test Anxiety
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Trust Issues
  • Veteran’s Issues
  • Women’s Issues
  • Work Stress & Burnout
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Treatment Approaches

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Buddhist Philosophy & Meditation
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Cognitive & Psychological Assessment
  • Complementary & Alternative (CAM)
  • Couples Counseling
  • Eclectic
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Exposure Based Approaches (Prolonged Exposure, Flooding, Systematic Desensitization)
  • Humanistic / Person-Centered / Rogerian
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Life coaching
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Relaxation Training & Stress Management
  • Scientific & Empirical Supported Treatments (EST’s)
  • Self-Hypnosis Training
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Approaches

My Training & Experience

  • I have 12 years of doctoral & post-doctoral training at the University of Arizona, Yale University, and Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • 8+ years of psychology work in private practice, on the research faculty at Yale, and as a full-time psychologist at the VA.
  • These experiences have prepared me with cutting-edge knowledge to provide you the most current information & therapeutic approaches.
  • I’m skilled in a wide range of therapeutic traditions that I will integrate and customize to fit your needs (see treatment approaches above).
  • As a clinical psychologist, I am also uniquely trained to test for and diagnosis mental disorders, cognitive problems, and other psychological conditions.
  • My credentials are verified by the State of Connecticut, GoodTherapy.org and by Psychology Today.

 

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My office is located at
Mercury Medical Wellness Center
35 Old Tavern Rd, Suite 101
Orange, CT 06417