About me

I am Jake DeFee who is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in both Arkansas and Louisiana. I graduated from Liberty University in 2013 with a Masters in Professional Counseling. I have worked in both a mental health clinic and private setting. In these two settings I have seen a wide range of mental health challenges that people face. The reason I started in this field and continue to work in it is because of the enjoyment of people. I view talk therapy as a way of identifying problems and working on solutions with people through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT, and Motivational Interviewing. Therapy involves working together with people who take a risk and are looking for help. I have worked with a wide range of ages and various issues that range from anxiety, depression, and trauma. I have found it rewarding to help people cope through tragedies of unexpected health issues, chronic pain, and death of a loved one. In a world that is constantly changing and we are expected to either “sink or swim”, it is good to have someone on your side that can direct you to land; possibly even throw a life preserver. I am passionate about helping others meet their own personal goals, grow spiritually, and to live a life that they feel is reaching their full potential. In doing this, it involves talking about the difficult and not avoiding what we often shove to the back of our minds. Change is possible, but it takes work and you don’t have to do it alone.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


AR LPC P1701219

LA LPC 7973


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jacob DeFee. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Jacob for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Jacob is my first therapist, and has far surprised my expectations. I trust him completely, and he's been a huge help with my Anxiety and Depression.

Written on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Jacob for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

I have appreciated Jacobs unconditional acceptance of where I am. He gives helpful feedback and has good insight. I appreciate his upbeat manner and interactions. He has really helped me to be able to look at myself from a different perspective. I am thankful to have had him during this time.

Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Jacob for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Jacob is really sweet and takes his job very seriously. I feel like I got super lucky being matched with him through betterhelp!

Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Jacob for 3 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve only been talking to Jake for about 2 1/2 months and he’s already been a big help to me! He’s super compassionate and understanding while also providing me with actionable steps to take to make my life better.

Written on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Jacob for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Great guy. Listens and gives good feed back. I don't feel like I am droning out on a couch while he takes notes. Very interactive and knows how to talk in a way that doesn't have me feeling like he's just another person paid to take notes. I feel comfortable speaking freely and he is genuine. Great guy.

Written on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Jacob for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Jacob is patient and kind and makes me feel heard and important. He is helping me in the ways I didn't know I needed, and I'm grateful to have his expertise available to me.

Written on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Jacob for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I have been convincing myself for years that I don’t need help. Well recently I accepted my fate and joined BetterHealth. In the application of getting a counselor it ask a variety of question including if you want to bring religion into your sessions. I was paired with Jacob and in my first session I instantly felt safe and comfortable! He is so easy to talk to and allows my feedback and listens to everything I have to say. I plan to further my sessions with him! He’s the BEST!!!

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