“When we are willing to risk venturing into the wilderness, and even becoming our own wilderness, we feel the deepest connection to our true self and to what matters the most.”
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), and Family Systems Therapy. 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 sessions
Accepting clients ages 14-29
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