Dr. Perri Jacobs


About Me

Dr. Perri Jacobs

I have over 30 years of experience in outpatient and inpatient treatment of mental health and addictive disease. I have traveled around the country providing consultation to psychiatric hospitals and treatment centers. I currently teach continuing education to therapists throughout the US.

I hold a bachelors degree in Art with a minor in Psychology from the University of North Alabama; a masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Alabama A&M University; and, a doctorate in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University. My therapeutic approach employs techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapy.

It is my belief that we all hold the keys to unlocking and championing our inner struggles, however sometimes we need assistance, guidance, and direction in doing so. I have worked extensively with trauma and anxiety and believe that many of us will suffer trauma at some point in our lives. I work with trauma resulting from abuse (verbal, emotional, physical, sexual, etc.), and anxiety (PTSD, panic attacks, generalized anxiety, stress, etc.).

I look forward to joining you on the journey toward growth and change as you envision a more rewarding life.


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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #541 (Expires: 2023-07-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Perri 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 by N.A. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Perri for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Jacobs is very knowledgeable about anxiety and trauma. She's very patient and understanding and seems to always know how to get to the heart of things.

Written by R.E. on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Perri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Jacob's has helped me to wrap my mind arround some pretty unfortunate circumstances in my life. I feel validated but also challenged to look beyond my current mindset. I believe she is helping to give me better tools to work through situations in my life and relationships.

Written by K.A. on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Perri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. Jacobs has been a blessing. She listens to me and encourages me, while giving me practical advice that I can put into action. She’s easy to talk to about difficult topics.

Work with me!