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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AR LPC P1701219
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 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
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 Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Jacob for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
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 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
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 Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Jacob for 3 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
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 03, 2022 after therapy with Jacob for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, 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 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