"Sometimes our first and greatest dare is asking for support"
THERAPISTS ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
Jacob Thrasher M.S.W., R.S.W
Registered Social Worker/ Psychotherapist
I have over 10 years of experience working as a credentialed social worker in both Canada and the United States. Over the years I have worked with individuals and families from all different ages, diverse backgrounds, and all walks of life. I have worked with clients in the hospital, school, community and private settings, and have been a clinical instructor for the University of Toronto School of Social Work.
My style is caring, laid back, encouraging, strength-based and compassionate. I believe the best therapy is client-focused, and regardless of modality, a safe and trusting client-therapist relationship is absolutely fundamental.
I am a committed clinician who cares and respects my clients’ unique and individual life experience. I’m passionate about helping individuals develop a specifically tailored set of unique skills to help support and improve their lives. I thrive when I see my client’s begin to feel better and achieve their goals.
MY APPROACH TO THERAPY
My approach to therapy is an eclectic one as I do not believe in a one-size fits all approach. Although my primary training was in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), over the years I have developed skills in and often draw from other models such as: Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Family Systems Therapy and Attachment Theory. I also have extensive experience in crisis assessment and intervention.
MY CLINICAL INTERESTS
My clinical interests lie in working with individuals who have experienced depression, anxiety, self harm and suicidal ideation. I am also experienced in and I am passionate in supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
anxiety; depression; mood disorders; trauma; crisis and stress management; 2SLGBTQIA+ issues; life transitions; identity exploration; relationship challenges; personal growth and value exploration; self-esteem and acceptance; emotional regulation and distress tolerance; coping skills-building and capacity development
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
Wayne State University, 2013, Master of Social Work
University of Windsor, 2009, Psychology, B.A
OCSWSSW, Registration Number: 826993
50 Minute INDIVIDUAL VIRTUAL THERAPY sessions
50 Minute INDIVIDUAL HOME-BASED THERAPY sessions
50 Minute INDIVIDUAL or GROUP CLINICAL SUPERVISION sessions (for new therapists or therapists in training)
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