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Ian Jacobson, MA, LMHC

Hi, there! I'm Ian. I believe that meaningful personal connection—feeling understood, accepted, and loved—is at the heart of well-being, so my desire is to provide a genuine, warm, and safe presence in which my clients feel comfortable sharing their stories and exploring how their past has shaped them and their experience of the present. My goal is to instill hope and to work in collaboration towards healing, growth, and increased well-being. 

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*current openings*

My Approach

While my theoretical orientation is psychodynamic in nature, I favor an integrative approach with respect to methodology, using techniques employed in such approaches as internal family systems (IFS), self psychology, accelerated experiential-dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), gestalt therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). The hope is that this allows me to honor the uniqueness of my clients and to tailor my approach to better meet their needs, build upon their strengths, and empower them to achieve their full potential.

Background and Experience

I work with adult individuals of all ages. I have a heart for those who are hurting and who may feel stuck or alone, particularly those that deal with a harsh inner critic, toxic guilt or shame, social anxiety, and depression. That being said, I work with a broad spectrum of clients who may be dealing with such issues as grief, loss, trauma, shame, depression, anxiety, and stress management, my desire is to help them to move beyond merely coping with these issues and to find true healing and freedom and, ultimately, to live more whole, fulfilling, and flourishing lives. 

Education and Training

BA Philosophy (University of Washington)
MA Philosophy (Biola University)
MA Mental Health Counseling (Townsend Institute, Concordia University Irvine)

Professional Affiliations

American Counseling Association (ACA)


Heather Jacobson, PhD

Hi, I'm Dr. Heather Jacobson. As a therapist, my goal is to instill hope and work collaboratively with you towards healing, growth, and change. I believe that growth comes from becoming more connected to other people in healthy ways. I will work with you to help you gain insight into the ways your thoughts, feelings, and relational patterns impact your behaviors and life experiences. We will work together to find practical ways for you to move from insight to experience in your life.

Psychologist Heather Jacobson PhD

*not currently taking new clients*

I am a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults in Edmonds, Washington. As a therapist & counselor, my goal is to instill hope and to work  collaboratively with you towards healing, growth, and change. I believe that healing and change come from gaining new insight into the ways our thoughts, feelings, & relational patterns shape our behaviors and from implementing practical, every-day changes in relating to ourselves & others. 

Background and Experience

My clinical experience includes working as a therapist at college counseling centers, community mental health clinics, and outpatient clinics in Los Angeles, Omaha, and Seattle.  I work with individuals (adolescents and adults) and groups.  I also have experience with cognitive and personality assessment as well as clinical supervision and consultation.  I enjoy researching and speaking at groups or church events on topics such as growth, healing, mental health, body issues, embodiment, relationships, religion/spirituality, and identity. For more information about my publications, click here

Education and Training

BA Psychology (Wheaton College)
MA General Theological Studies (Wheaton College)
MA Clinical Psychology (Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University)
PhD Clinical Psychology (Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University)

Professional Affiliations

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PY 60537866 (Washington State)

American Psychological Association member (2011-2018)
APA Division 36 Religion and Spirituality member (2012-2018)

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