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Debra L. Jackson, Ph.D. practices in Eugene, Oregon as a Licensed Psychologist.. Dr. Jackson established her local counseling private practice in 1986 and has provided individual, couple and family therapy to members of this community for over 30 years. Her current credentials include a Ph.D. (1992)  from a doctoral degree program approved by the American Psychological Association at the University of Oregon, and all requirements for independent practice in the State of Oregon as a Licensed Psychologist since 1996, Her career also includes recognition for her clinical leadership and various mental health administrative roles. After completing a Master Degree in Counseling Psychology in 1980 and working for many years as a therapist for a local psychiatric facility, she decided to return to graduate school for more advanced studies in psychology and a Ph.D. Her diagnostic and treatment services reflect her extensive experiences, ongoing commitment to continued professional education and clinical interventions supported by scientific research. She has obtained numerous hours of additional training with many of the nationally recognized individual and couple therapy specialists. She regularly receives high ratings from clients who have reviewed their treatment with her on insurance provider websites.

In addition to individual psychotherapy Dr. Jackson specializes working with relationship problems and specifically addresses distressing symptoms that may occur or worsen in response to significant couple and family stress. She enjoys working with both heterosexual and same sex couples confronting difficulties with communication, conflict resolution, infidelity, emotional intimacy and sexual desire or function problems, family and step-family concerns.  Dr. Jackson also works with couples experiencing the threat of separation or divorce to assist with the negotiation of a mutually agreeable plan of action to manage the crisis. The family treatment services she provides is specifically focused on the couple, and the relationship between parents or step-parents. Dr. Jackson also provides non-medically related relationship counseling, conflict resolution, and or premarital counseling.

Dr. Jackson formerly chaired the Oregon Psychologists Association's Psychologist Support Committee for many years. More recently, she was nominated by her psychologist peers through the state to provide counseling serivces to her professional colleagues in need of assistance. She was selected for her clinical competence, ethical perspective and specific expertise, and now currently serves on a state wide panel of licensed psychologist practitioners specifically vetted by the Oregon Psychologist Association to provide counseling to their membership. Dr. Jackson often works with healthcare professionals, including: psychologists, physicians, mental health therapists, and substance abuse counselors. She currently continues to enjoy her part-time independent practice in Eugene and sincerely appreciates having the opportunity of providing psychotherapy and couple/family therapy with a  broad range of community members.


Practice Info & Services

Dr Jackson's practice is limited to adults 18 and older. She does not treat children, young adolescents, or provide parenting education. She conducts evaluations to guide psychotherapy and not for legal or disability purposes. She accepts clients for individual psychotherapy in compliance with the nation, state ethical & legal standards for licensed psychologists, and treats the full spectrum of depressive and anxiety disorders, and provides professional services for the problems listed below. Her internship training included an emphasis on alcohol and drug assessment and treatment. She received Substance Abuse Profession Certification in the past and actively supports individuals genuinely interested in initiating and maintaining recovery from substance use disorders, and offers treatment of co-occuring behavioral health conditions and co-dependent behavior patterns.


Relationship Stress and Couple Therapy

Adult Individual Psycotherapy


Adjustment Disorders with Anxious, Depressed, or Mixed Mood

Anxiety Disorders: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Acute and Post- Traumatic Stress Disorders, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder

Depressive Disorders: Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymic Disorder

Adjustment to Life Transitions

Anger Management

Low Self Esteem

Eating Disorders

Grief & loss

Work Stress

Relationship Distress:  Marital and Pre-Marital Counseling, Communication Difficulties, Conflict Resolution, Emotional Intimacy and Sexual Desire or Function Difficulties, Infidelity, Abuse, Trial Controlled Separations, Divorce, Family and Step Family Problems

Substance Use and Co-Dependency: Chemical Dependency Assessment and Referral, Recovery Support, Co-dependent Behavior Patterns, Treatment of Co-Occurring Behavioral Health Conditions


Please note: Dr. Jackson's practice is often at capacity. If this is not an emergency and you would like to be put on a waitlist, please contact us.







Debra office.jfif

1892 Willamette St.

Eugene, OR 97401

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