Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Education/Training: Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah, EMDR trained
License or Certification: LCSW – 29607
Services Provided: mental health counseling, interior design consulting
Specialty or Special Interest: LGBT+ support, bilingual Spanish, EMDR trained
Fee for Service: $110, sliding fee scale
Jacob is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He graduated with his Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah in 2004. In that year, he moved to Idaho and has been practicing as a clinician in community mental health clinics, private practice, and nonprofit and government agencies.
In Jacob’s private practice, he draws where he works with teens, adults, couples, and families. He draws on a range of approaches — primarily Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and trauma-focused therapy, including being EMDR trained. His clients have described his style of counseling as warm, down to earth, and non-judgmental.
As one of the few self-identified gay male counselors in Boise, Jacob is passionate about helping LGBT+ clients forge their own unique path to self-acceptance and has expertise in working with LGBT+ clients on issues of gender identity and sexual orientation. Having grown up as a minority in a fundamentalist religion, he recognizes the effects that shame and guilt can have on LGBT+ individuals. He strives to provide a safe haven in which to explore such issues as the coming-out process, psychological-religious inner conflicts, spiritual beliefs, bisexuality, and transgender issues, among others. Jacob’s other areas of focus include work with survivors of trauma and mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar, as well as those experiencing basic life transitions. He is also fluent in Spanish.
Jacob believes in the healing power of spacial environments. His office space incorporates elements of nature, warm lighting and other features that work together to create a soothing ambience. Jacob is available to practitioners for consultation in interior office design.
To make an appointment, contact Jacob at 208-890-8391.