William  Jackson

William Jackson

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Easton practice (updated November 18, 2019)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Career counseling
  • Chronic illness
  • Existential crisis
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Dr. William Jackson is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Mindfulness, chronic pain, anxiety disorders, depression, self-development, leadership and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He provides meditation training, ongoing psychological support and coaching to help clients create more meaning and take action in important life domains.

Dr. Jackson is passionate about the work he does and cares deeply for each of his clients. He spent 6 years as a fully ordained Buddhist monk and has been teaching meditation for over 15 years. Dr. Jackson utilizes mindfulness and self-compassion practices for the majority of his clients. He guides clients towards acceptance, cultivation of inner kindness and new mindsets which create a meaningful and balanced life. This approach focuses on identifying and aligning personal values to make lasting lifestyle changes rooted in self-care and investing in one’s health, relationships, business, or creative endeavors. When working with clients with OCD, phobias or other major mental illness, he typically implements additional elements of Motivational Interviewing (MI) , Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and/or Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).

William sees patients in Newton, Easton, and online. Outside of his private practice, he works at Cambridge Health Alliance Primary Care and the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion and is an instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is also the founder and CEO of his company Skillful Means and holds regular meditation retreats, workshops and trainings. He looks forward to meeting you.

Message to clients

Developing acceptance of where you are in your life, where you want to be, and a path to that personal vision will be the frame for most of our sessions. It is important to me that we are both clear about your values and move a pace where you feel safe but are challenged to make meaningful change.

I am a husband, father, brother and business owner who values individual perspectives, personal priorities, and kindness. I am hard to offend and quick to trust with a good sense of humor.


Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Existential crisis - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

General expertise


William Jackson is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $225
  • Initial session: $225 (50min)


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Easton practice

115 Main Street

Easton, MA 02356

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2016 - Present
Cambridge Health Alliance Primary Care, 2019 - Present
Harvard Medical School, Instructor, 2019 - Present
Authentic Self (coaching company), Co-Founder & CEO, 2018 - Present
Skillful Means LLC, Mindfulness Training Founder, 2017 - Present
Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center, 2016 - 2019
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Assistant Professor, 2016 - 2019

William James College, PsyD, 2016
Buddhist Pali University of Sri Lanka, Degree in Buddhist Studies, 2010
Buddhist Monastic, 2005 - 2012
University of Hartford (Hartt School), BFA, 2005


  • English

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