Counseling is an opportunity to take care of unresolved issues, to become the person you want to be, and to help you live the life you have always wanted.
Jake provides a comfortable, confidential, and safe counseling environment to explore your most personal concerns and needs. He tailors each individual treatment based upon the goals you wish to achieve to ensure lasting changes in your life. Jake takes an open-minded approach to each client’s wellness, and he considers multiple aspects while meeting, such as personal goals, family traditions, faith and cultural beliefs.
Jake graduated from the University of St. Thomas, MN, where he earned dual Bachelor of Art degrees in Philosophy and Catholic Studies. After moving to Chicago and working for Totally Yours Pilgrimages leading tours around the world, Jake moved back home to St. Paul to earn his Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University. Jake now practices with the Parkdale Therapy Group in St. Louis Park. More information about Jake and the Parkdale Therapy Group can be found at www.parkdaletherapy.com.
Jake has spent several years working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, as well as communication, parenting, and self esteem issues. Jake also has extensive experience in counseling couples, marriage prep, and marriage therapy. He uses several approaches to help clients achieve their goals including cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, structural, systems, EFT and EMDR.
In his spare time Jake can be found running/swimming/kayaking around the Minneapolis chain of lakes, savoring some favorite Italian cuisine, and/or nerding it up with popcorn and the latest superhero movie.
Jake and his wife have been married since June 2012, and live in St. Paul, MN.