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Jacob
Koffler

msW, lsw
psychotherapist

We all deserve a space devoted to our self-actualization. For me, above all else, this is what good therapy is. I believe the relationship between therapist and client is of the utmost importance in making this happen, and that co-creating safety, understanding, and acceptance is the foundation upon which any therapeutic work must be built. I pride myself on balancing being direct and authentic while maintaining a wholly empathetic stance. I feel one of the most transformative and powerful uses of therapy is identifying ways of being, seeing, and feeling that once served you in some way but no longer do, and, together, experimenting with new ways that are aligned with your current and evolving self.

 

With a background in political organizing, I strive to be attuned to power dynamics and attempt to cultivate an anti-hierarchical space in which people’s agency and autonomy is prioritized, with the understanding that therapy has been and continues to function oppressively for many people. I have particular experience working with autistic trans, nonbinary and/or queer individuals, and also especially enjoy working with people experiencing political burnout/grief (including COVID-19-related burnout and grief) and people exploring their sexual and gender identities. However, I am eclectic by nature and in my clinical orientation, and welcome clients seeking to address anything! 

pronouns: any
email: jacob@walnutpsychotherapycenter.com

Education and Training

MSW • Smith College

 

BA • Political Science • Brown University

Areas of Specialization

 

Disability, Burnout/political burnout, Autism spectrum, Grief, Racial stress or identity, sexual identity, gender identity, Trauma and PTSD, Dissociative disorders, Personality disorders, Suicidality

Theoretical Orientation

  • Trauma-informed

  • Relational

  • Attachment-based

  • Anti-racist

  • Somatic

  • Disability justice

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