Jackson Associates - Your Partners in Educational Planning

Counselor Bio's

ALICE JACKSON, M.S., Founder, Partner

As the first educational counselor in the state of California and in private practice since 1975, Alice Jackson is a pioneer in her chosen field. Her work with families has set a standard of integrity and professionalism recognized nationally by schools, programs and by her colleagues.

Ms. Jackson’s educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Her graduate studies laid the foundation for her insightful family counseling and professional advice about appropriate and effective educational settings. In addition to her family counseling, Ms. Jackson is often asked to appear as an expert witness and child advocate in family law matters. Her forensic work extends throughout the Western United States.

Ms. Jackson has held board positions with several educational organizations in the Bay Area, including the Parents Education Network and the Avery Fuller Welch Childrenís Foundation. She was a founding member of the IECA (Independent Educational Consultantís Association) in 1976, and was a Board member of the Secondary School Admission Test organization (SSAT), chairing the Test Committee from 1988-1998.


Brooke Jackson joined Jackson Associates in 1995, and is a licensed psychologist (PSY 27339). At Jackson Associates she has focused her expertise on working with at-risk adolescents and families in crisis, is skilled at providing sophisticated clinical assessment, and offers seasoned and effective help in formulating strategies with families who are working through complex family dynamics.

In addition to family therapy and educational counseling, Dr. Jackson provides psychological testing in order to identify academic potential as well as assessment of emotional, behavioral and social challenges. The creation of an integrated profile is an essential component of making the best match of the student to a school or program.

Prior to joining Jackson Associates, Dr. Jackson had six years of experience working in admissions with an American therapeutic school in Italy, as well as in day schools in the Bay Area. She communicates with warmth, precision and clinical depth with clients, school and program representatives, and with other professionals who are working with the family.