Before talking about myself, I want to say this: By the time someone reaches out for help, they are usually not only stuck but in considerable distress. It isn't easy to acknowledge when we are struggling, and sometimes we think, “If only I was stronger / smarter / tougher / more something, I wouldn't be in this situation or need therapy.” This is not only an inappropriate thought, it's unfair. Nobody gets through life without needing help at one time or another, and reaching out for help is a sign of strength! It's is an acknowledgment that we value and are invested in ourselves, that our health and well-being is priceless. Give yourself the credit you deserve right now for taking steps to get support.
I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in Florida. I have been a therapist in one form or another for almost 25 years. I have substantive experience across a broad range of settings, including at a VA hospital, several community mental health centers, an inpatient psychiatric facility for adolescents, an acute adult psychiatry unit, college counseling centers, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and my own private practice. I have worked with a broadly diverse range of clients, in terms of age, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, intellectual ability, ethnic background, and religious affiliation. I have experience working with people with general life struggles as well as frank clinical disorders and serious mental illness.
I think what's most important is for me to help people feel listened to, heard, felt, understood, accepted, and valued. So I see my role as a therapist as primarily a kind of fellow traveler. I know, it sounds very '60s hippie, doesn't it? But that's how I see it. I am not the expert in my clients, they are – I'm the expert at listening attentively, figuring out how people are stuck, and collaborating with them to figure out how to help them get unstuck and moving forward again. Being stuck and in pain is on the universal side of life's coin, something everyone has experienced and something we all have in common. But the hows, whys, and whats are unique to us. So I don't know what particular road your journey will take, but I know what it is to undertake the journey.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
Psychologist #PY9741 (Expires: 2020-05-31)
I have had a lot of counselors since starting therapy on and off ten years ago. Jeanette Jacobs is by far the best. She has really helped me work through a variety of things and I feel like I’m getting a grip on my life again.
She is very attentive and tries her best to give you options and different point of views. Caring and kind advise.
Jeanette is a fantastic therapist. She can be the supportive voice but will help you see things in the way they are. I have requested her to always “tell it like it is.”
She has helped me exponentially in only 3 months and I am so greatful for her and all of her hard work.
Dr. Jacobs is very professional and so kind. I look forward to our sessions and she has helped me so much these past few months. I love her variety of explanations and how easy she makes it to understand certain conflicts in my life. I would highly recommend her !
Jeannette has been amazing. She understands what I am going through and has offered great suggestions to help me cope.
Compassionate considerate and knowledgeable
Very professional but still approachable. I can talk to her about multiple topics at once and she addresses every issue. Very nice.
Janette has been very professional. We are still talking.
Jeanette has been so receptive with all of my concerns. Every time I have a problem that comes up or there is something bothering me, she is able to take it from my point of view and ask me questions to think of my situation in another light or also gives me excellent scientific explanations as to what may be going on with my mind on the physiological scale. I very much appreciate Jeanette for her help and would highly recommend her to anyone.