Janissa D. Jackson, Ph.D., Owner

Dr. Jackson received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2005 from the University of Arkansas after completing specialty training in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with Arkansas Children's Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Furthermore, She received additional training in the assessment and treatment of developmental concerns including autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Jackson began her practice in 2005 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She continued in private practice there for six years before moving full time to practice in Fort Smith Arkansas. She has been practicing here since that time and has greatly enjoyed become a part of the professional community of the River Valley area. 

Dr. Jackson has specialized in treatment as well as psychological evaluations over her years in private practice but has recently limited her practice to primarily doing testing. This decision came as a result of the great need for these types of evaluations and the long waiting lists that patients often have to endure. Diagnosis is often needed to open doors in helping patients of all ages meet their highest potential. Thus, she has a full time practice of doing comprehensive evaluations and helping patients to prioritize care and is not accepting treatment cases at this time.


Developmental, Cognitive and Psychological Evaluations

Dr. Jackson provides comprehensive psychological testing services to children, adolescents, and adults. She can inform diagnosis of the following conditions and necessary accommodations to limit the impact of these conditions are reaching an individuals full potential:

  •   Intellectual Functioning versus Adaptive Functioning
  •   Learning Disorders including dyslexia, dysgraphia, & dyscalculia
  •   Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  •   Mood-Related Disorders
  •   Autism Spectrum Disorders including Aspergers Disorder
  •   Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  •   Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  •   Tic Disorders

*Testing Appointments are lengthy, usually requiring about four hours on-site and results are available in approximately two weeks. An initial diagnostic interview must happen before any testing can be scheduled to determine which tests are most appropriate.