Addiction Counselor and Couples Therapist
Jake Colton LCSW CADC
Like a multifaceted gem, we all contain various versions of ourselves – the echoes of childhood, the remnants of adolescence, the current self, and even the idealized projection of who we hope to become. If you’re seeking a therapist, perhaps you’re yearning for growth, desiring to recapture an earlier version of you, or aspiring to cultivate a more evolved and enlightened self.
In my experience, we find the most happiness, creativity, and connection when our various selves align with our authentic core – the “true” self, if you will, or as some might say, the soul.
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Jake has been trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), the Gottman Method (specific to working with couples), and draws upon the humanistic, existential, strengths-based, and client-centered approaches (e.g. Carl Rogers) as the foundation for his work.
Education and Training
Jake graduated from the University of Utah MagnaCum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology.
He obtained his Masters degree in clinical social work and counseling from The University of Chicago.
Jake participated in a year-long intensive Motivational Interviewing program lead by Summerson Carr PhD, Stanley McCracken PhD LCSW, and Scott Peterson LCSW CADC. Since then he has taught courses at DePaul University centered around Motivational Interviewing and has lead Motivational Interviewing trainings for licensed mental health professionals.