Hello! My name is Jakob Engel. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland with 6 years of experience providing psychotherapeutic services in clinics, homes, schools, and online via tele-therapy. I have experience working with clients of all ages and a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting issues, relationship issues, ADHD, and adjustment struggles. I believe in providing holistic care for people both by offering sessions for individual and families.
I attended Purdue University where I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology, as well as earning minors in religion, philosophy, and sociology. I attended the University of Baltimore to earn my Master’s in Applied Science graduating in 2015. While at Purdue, I earned All-American honors competing in Track and Field. Both my experiences in school and athletics have helped to give me a well-rounded approach in caring for my clients.
I believe in using a strengths-based perspective to help you reach your goals. My style is interactive, accepting, and focuses on empowerment of the individual. I pull from Cognitive Behavioral therapy, psychodynamic approaches, and existential views to address past problems, current barriers, and goals for the future. In my private practice, I strive daily to meet my clients where they are at emotionally, mentally, behaviorally, and spiritually to provide the best quality care.
Life can be challenging and feel overwhelming at times; however, we are all capable of growth, change, and learning from our experiences. If you are searching for direction, contentment, or need help getting past an obstacle in your personal or professional life, I would welcome the opportunity to assist you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Men's Issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
MD LCPC LC8448