Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Addiction & Recovery / Relapse Prevention
LGBTQ Identity and associated developmental trauma
Codependency & Adult Children of Alcoholics
Jake’s gentle demeanor and nurturing treatment style make him ideal at guiding clients through traumatic experiences in their past that create difficulties in their lives today, determining a pace that can be tolerated by each unique client. By helping clients process through trauma in an incremental way, he helps them understand their story and facilitate agency over it, redefining the past so that it no longer has power over them.
Jake pulls from a variety of approaches, depending on each client, including skills from the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), CBT, mindfulness, relational, psychodynamic, and more, to help clients build resiliency and work though toxic shame which holds them back. Jake helps clients begin to look at themselves through a more compassionate lens, so that they can restructure their minds to be gentler and less judgmental of themselves and the world around them, which ultimately makes the world much more enjoyable to live in.
Jake graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1999), and then Antioch University Los Angeles for his Masters in Clinical Psychology (2011), with a specialization in LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapy. He trained at the Southern California Counseling Center, Los Angeles LGBT Center, as well as running IOP process and psycho-education groups at Aurora Las Encinas Hospital. He has been in private practice since 2011, first as an intern under Keith Rand LMFT, CGP, and then on his own after becoming fully licensed in 2015. Jake has extensive group therapy training, running process groups in his private practice. He has also trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM).