About Me

I am licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania with over 40 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, mental health clinician and psychiatric social worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, PTSD and maintaining recovery from drug and alcohol dependence. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, problem solving, spiritual and skills development counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!


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

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 46

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


NJ LCSW 44SC00028700


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for John Jacobs. 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 Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

John is an encouraging, kind and perceptive therapist. I leave sessions feeling understood and empowered. Highly recommended.

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions

I am relatively new to BetterHelp but thus far I am very pleased with Mr. Jacobs' ability to hone in on my specific issues and in helping me build the skill set to live a happy and healthy life.

Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

John is very kind, sensitive and insightful

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

I have only been with John for a short time. However he is very sensitive to my needs and seems to know exactly what to say to move my intractable dialogue forward. I trust him to be discreet and decent. He lacks judgment and pedantic nagging that has turned me away from therapy for so long.

Work with me!