Jeff Hartwig

(MA, PPS, LPCC)
Therapist Jeff Hartwig Photo

About Me

Jeff began counseling youth in public school districts. His present work involves assisting adult individuals with: developing insights and coping skills, overcoming PTSD, anger, anxiety, depression, moving past grief, trauma and loss. His clients include a diverse population within the entertainment industry, medical professionals, social services, and military personnel. In addition, he also worked with athlete's to strengthen their mental focus. Jeff believes in having a non-judgmental approach through the process of listening to his clients. Jeff feels it has been an honor to assist clients in changing their lives.
Jeff earned a Masters degree in Educational Counseling from Azusa Pacific University. He then began counseling in school districts, working with youth struggling through challenges of: parental conflict, divorce, ADHD, ADD, social anxiety, impulsive behaviors, stress and sports enhancement. Jeff returned to Azusa Pacific University to earn a Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling degree. He has since assisted adults through their personal struggles such as: anxiety, anger, depression, grief and loss, plus many other diagnoses. Jeff has also assisted individuals who simply desired a person to stand shoulder to shoulder when they desired a nonjudgmental ear. Jeff's belief is " As I assist those that seek me out, I know there are others in that person's life I may never meet. But the help I give will impact more than the person in front of me. That to me is an inspiring feeling."


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Dutch


Licensing

LPCC #7374 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Jeff for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Jeff is great!
Absolutely positive experience with him. He helped me up again! I can very much recommend Jeff!

Written by P.H. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Jeff for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Jeff, offers excellent counseling in a professional way that makes you feel comfortable and heard.

Written by M.A. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Jeff for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Jeff has been amazing I’ve
Made tremendous progress in the short time I’ve been working with him.

Written by E.D. on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Jeff for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Jeff is an unbelievable counselor, who if you put in the effort, he will match you 10 fold. I feel like I am stealing from him for the price vs the info I receive. I don’t want to talk too highly of him because selfishly I don’t want him getting slammed. But if it helps people out, try him and I promise the only regret you will have is that you didn’t find him sooner! See you next Tuesday Jeff and thanks for caring so much!

Written by C.A. on Sep 04, 2021 after therapy with Jeff for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

I would recommend Jeff as a counselor as he is kind, respectful and caring and skilled.
He is a fine example of what a decent man should be.
I have experienced a reduction in my stress level as a result of my sessions with him. He shares practical information in the form of skill sets for improving decision making and human interactions.
I will never forget his contribution to my well being during this difficult time in my life.

Written by L.I. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Jeff for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Jeff is a very good counselor. He listens and helps you to solve your problems. I strongly recommend him.

Written by J.O. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Jeff for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have been talking to Jeff for almost 2 months now and he’s helped me make tremendous strides in my life. He doesn’t just sit there and listen like you’re just talking to a brick wall he actually analyzes your thoughts and feelings and helps you work through them. If anybody is looking for someone to get them out of a rough patch in your life, Jeff is your guy.

Written by M.O. on Jul 08, 2021 after therapy with Jeff for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Jeff is kind, empathetic and most importantly, a great listener. He finds a nice balance between supporting/cheerleading and challenging me to help me grow. I appreciate the relevant worksheets as well, I like to practice what we discuss in our sessions. Thanks Jeff!

Written by P.E. on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Jeff for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jeff has helped me tremendously. He is easy to talk to and very understanding of all situations. He is extremely knowledgeable and has a lot of expertise. I would recommend him to anyone seeking help!

Written by S.A. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Jeff for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Jeff was a fantastic match for me. I was hesitant about starting counseling for the first time in my life, as I was worried that talking to a counselor would only exacerbate my problems. Instead Jeff proved to be a tremendous help, always having an empathic listening ear, while also challenging me in all the right ways in which I needed to be grow. This combination of empathy and challenge helped me to overcome the pains that were haunting me, and give me the strength to attain life goals that I am now fulfilling. I would not be where I am today now 1 year later after starting counseling if it were not for Jeff.

I owe him an immeasurable debt of gratitude. I highly recommend him to anyone who is unsure or on the fence about counseling... but knows deep down that they need it.

Written by B.R. on May 21, 2021 after therapy with Jeff for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

The past month has been exceptional with my therapy. Jeff has given me many tools on helping myself. Looking forward to this following month.

Written by J.E. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Jeff for 2 months

My sessions with Jeff were very informative. I initially came to Better Help looking to speak with someone about my anxiety and I got paired with Jeff. He is compassionate, non judgmental, and a Christian. We prayed together and that helped me grow so much in my personal relationship with God. The strategies and advice that Jeff gives during therapy are exactly what I needed to heal from a lot of trauma and anxiety that I had. Now I feel confident that I will know how to handle difficult situations. I am happy with my experience and I definitely recommend Jeff!

Written by T.E. on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Jeff for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Jeff is amazing at what he does. Not only is he a great listener, he also gives great advice and tips on how to manage your thoughts to give you a better mindset on life. He also gives a lot of insight on how the brain works which helped me understand more of myself and why I would behave in certain ways. My time with him was very pleasant and I highly recommend him.

Written by A.N. on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with Jeff for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Jeff is a really great therapist. He is kind, informative, and extremely caring. I’m really glad I was matched with him. He listens well, remembers details, and I like that every moment is a teaching moment. I really feel like his therapy methods matched my learning methods. I learned a lot. I would recommend him to anyone I know.

Written by R.O. on Feb 14, 2021 after therapy with Jeff for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Jeff has been awesome. I’ve only had three sessions with him and I already have benefited from the tools he’s given me. Im excited for this journey with Jeff.

Written by J.A. on Jan 14, 2021 after therapy with Jeff for 8 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Jeff is an amazing counselor and has helped me immensely over our time working together. With his help, ive overcome the obstacles ive set out to and achieved my goals. I feel like ive come very far from where I started because of him and have achieved things that wouldnt have been possible otherwise. I highly recommend him!

Written by K.A. on Jan 08, 2021 after therapy with Jeff for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I am so thankful for Jeff helping me through my journey of finding myself again. Hes helped me remember who I am, who I want to be for not only myself but also my daughter. And he has helped me realize that I dont need to take on the weight of the world, that everyones thoughts, feelings and actions are all dictated by your self rather then those around you. Thank you again Jeff!!

Written by T.A. on Nov 10, 2020 after therapy with Jeff for 3 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

The best therapist I’ve ever had.

Written by S.T. on Nov 03, 2020 after therapy with Jeff for 1 month

Jeff's humane and practical touch is extremely welcome. He provides real-world advice that can be applied immediately and to great effect. I enjoyed our conversations because they gave me the tools I needed to address my issues and because they gave me great insight into how the mind works and reacts. He has just the right touch.

Written by D.E. on Oct 23, 2020 after therapy with Jeff for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Jeff listens really well and has helped me get through recent struggles in my life!

Written by G.O. on Oct 03, 2020 after therapy with Jeff for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Jeff creates a safe space for people to talk, and really helps to work through issues. I was really struggling when I started my sessions and very soon I was doing a lot better and I felt more confident when dealing with stress. I was able to bring my anxiety under control with his help and I am so much better for it now. Adding to that Jeff is just a wonderful person and an absolute pleasure to talk to in general.

Written by S.H. on Sep 15, 2020 after therapy with Jeff for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I love how Jeff integrated Christian values and prayer into our sessions. He made me feel heard, validated, and secure. He gave me great practical tools to utilize in setting boundaries and whenever I face obstacles in my life. Thank you Jeff!!!

Written by N.A. on Aug 07, 2020 after therapy with Jeff for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Jeff is my second match on BetterHelp and I'm so glad I have been given the opportunity to work with him. Not only does he offer no judgement when I come to him with problems, but he also cheers me along in my progress and provides me with tools and encouragement to be a better me. Thanks Jeff!

Written by D.A. on Aug 02, 2020 after therapy with Jeff for 3 months on issues concerning self esteem

Jeff is incredible man of God that will give you tools and insight to help you unpack things in your life that feels voided. For me it was low self esteem from a nasty breakup that not only left me questioning myself but also moments when I cried myself to sleep on how deep the pain is. Mentally and emotionally is was interrupting how I was going through my day but going thru the circle of self and creating boundaries for myself help me to navigate a lot of things to where my life doesn't feel out of control. And no it's not a one and done things but a consistent effort to throw away old habits and creating new ones like self love, affirmation, and kindness before you seek it from anyone or thing. The worksheets He gives out is not something you do just to show off to your counselor but evaluate where you are so you can see what holes in your game in life are left vulnerable. As long as you're being completely honest with yourself with each appointment the better your experience will be as you continue to grow and evolve as you get right back out there in the world. I glad I took this opportunity leaping in faith at my lowest point and what I've learned will forever be within me as I go out into the world (despite Covid going on). lol

Written by R.O. on Aug 01, 2020 after therapy with Jeff for 3 weeks on issues concerning career difficulties, and adhd

Jeff was very helpful. He helped me gain clarity and better create balance in my life. Jeff is easy going and easy to talk to.

Written by A.N. on Jul 30, 2020 after therapy with Jeff for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jeff is excellent! He’s help me understand my anxieties, developing strategies and tools to overcome them. He’s a good listener and creates a safe environment where I feel I can say whatever is on mind, no matter how embarrassing or crazy it may be. Thanks Jeff!

Written by J.A. on Jul 29, 2020 after therapy with Jeff for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Thank you for your support.

Written by L.A. on Jul 16, 2020 after therapy with Jeff for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jeff is GREAT. 5/5 stars.

Jeff gave me effective strategies to help me manage my stress starting with the first session. He is an experienced therapist who creates a safe space where it feels easy and comfortable to share openly. He is quick to try and discern underlying issues to begin to address and help heal from them. With just a few sessions I started feeling more hopeful and making important behavioral changes to feel better. I strongly recommend Jeff and would definitely return to him for counseling needs in the future.

Written by P.I. on Jun 13, 2020 after therapy with Jeff for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I was looking for a therapist to help me with my sleeping problem, anxiety, stress, and loss. Jeff did an amazing job, in two months, my sleeping schedule comes back to normal and I feel better overall. He always listens to me and helps me with whatever I need. He also assists me with emotional support animal since he knows that I need my dog in order to sleep.

Written by L.U. on Jun 08, 2020 after therapy with Jeff for 1 month on issues concerning adhd

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jeff! He had a casual but professional approach that put me at ease, as if I was talking to a friend but also with the care of a professional. Highly recommend!

Written by S.H. on Jun 04, 2020 after therapy with Jeff for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Intuitive and definitely very helpful! Thanks for being a catalyst for change.

Written by J.O. on May 27, 2020 after therapy with Jeff for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

Jeff is a Kind, Loving Human that believes in the lord. He leads with Gods word and has an amazing way of lifting you up so that you can see the light through all the dark.