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    About Dr. Jackson . . .

    My Perspective

    We all face challenges and tough times in life, and each of us has a unique combination of strengths and struggles. There are times when the usual ways of coping and achieving are just not working or are not enough–no matter how emotionally strong, well-equipped, and healthy you may consider yourself. Sometimes we are up against something for which we have no roadmap and no idea how to even start facing. Unfamiliar territory and/or an uncertain future can feel scary and overwhelming. Even when in familiar territory, change and persistence can be hard. We sometimes keep stalling out on change efforts and then bump up against the same problem time and time again. These are all times when therapy can help.

    How I help

    Most everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives but asking for help can be hard to do. I commend you for seeking help and thank you for considering my services. I partner with my clients to help them set and reach goals, recognize their values and strengths, identify needs, learn and effectively use tools to reduce problems, and to succeed in change efforts to improve life functioning and satisfaction.

    Education & Experience

    Dr. Shelli Jackson is a Licensed Health Service Psychologist who owns and operates Aim to Thrive. She is an Oklahoma native with over 20 years of experience as a clinician and business owner, along with over 15 years of experience as a consulting psychologist.  She is a well-seasoned psychologist and lifelong learner who is passionate about helping others grow and improve to become their best selves.

    Dr. Jackson leverages a unique combination of clinical and consulting expertise in her work with clients, utilizing an approach that is science-based, values- and strengths-driven, and growth-oriented. She partners with clients to: identify needs, set goals, uncover and leverage strengths, build skills to persist and overcome challenges, and achieve improved life functioning and satisfaction. She draws heavily from cognitive-behavioral therapy and also incorporates solution-focused, client-centered, and positive psychology approaches and tools such as mindfulness. She has specialized training in treatment of ADHD, OCD, and non-medication-based treatment of insomnia.

    After many years of operating a general practice, she chose to narrow the scope of her clinical work to focus exclusively on helping adults (ages 18 and older) address challenges faced with ADHD, anxiety, and life transitions. Her breath of experience spans across client ages 6 to 65+; community, hospital, public, and private settings; includes evaluation, diagnosis, therapy and clinical consultation services; and treatment of a broad range of client issues (ADHD, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, mood disorders, trauma, insomnia, grief/loss and living with chronic medical conditions).

    Dr. Jackson also has extensive experience as a consulting psychologist in the areas of clinical consultation, programming consultation, and organizational/leadership development. Her work as a consulting psychologist is ongoing and is currently focused on partnering with organizations and professionals to enhance leadership, set strategy, build high performing teams and develop healthy organizational cultures. She is skilled in the use of selection assessment tools and delivery of customized consulting, training, and executive coaching services.

    Dr. Jackson lives in Norman, Oklahoma, with her husband and two sons. She is passionate about connection – love, laughter, quality time, and having awesome experiences with her favorite people. She loves to be active, travel, and spend time outdoors.


    • Ph.D. – Counseling Psychology (University of Oklahoma, 2001)
    • Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (2000-2001)
    • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Professional Psychology with Emphasis in Pediatric Psychology – OUHSC (2001-2002).
    • M.Ed. – Community Counseling (University of Oklahoma, 1998)


    • Owner/Clinician, Shelli S. Jackson, PhD, PLLC (dba Aim to Thrive) – 2002 to Present
    • Senior Consultant, Steople Group LLC – 2019 to Present
    • Senior Consultant, Impact LLC – 2015 to 2019
    • Consulting Psychologist, Oklahoma State Department of Human Services (OKDHS) – CFSD Training Unit – 2003 to 2012
    • Consulting Psychologist, Deborah Rothe Group Home and Pauline E. Mayer Group Home, Oklahoma State Department of Human Services (OKDHS) – 2006 to 2010
    • Consulting Psychologist, Pauline E. Mayer Shelter, OKDHS – 2002 to 2010

     Professional Training & Certifications

    • PSYPACT-Credentialed with Authority to Practice Telepsychology (APIT)
    • ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP)
    • Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) graduate, International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF)
    • Non-Medication-Based Treatment of Insomnia Training
    • Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) Certified Practitioner
    • Hogan Assessment Certification
    • The Leadership Circle Profile (LCP) Certification
    • DRiV Assessment Certification
    • Certified Interpersonal Technology Instructor
    • PROPEL Coaching

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Psychological Association, Member
    • Division 13 – Society of Consulting Psychology
    • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), Professional Member
    • Norman Chamber of Commerce, Member
    • Oklahoma Psychological Association, Member
      • Board of Directors (2006-2007)
      • Nominations Committee (2009)
      • Business of Practice Network Award Committee (2002)
    • Kappa Alpha Theta, Advisory Board Member (2007-2012)
    • Cleveland County 4-H Foundation, Board Member (2014-2016)
    • Citizen’s Advisory Board (CAB) of Cleveland County Child Welfare Unit, Board Member (2012-2014)

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