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Dr. Zvonka Jakopovic, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

"Recognizing that you are not where you want to be is a starting point to begin changing your life." - Deborah Day
Hello!
Welcome to the Better Help community! I congratulate you for reaching out for help, as this is the first step in taking control of your life. My name is Zvonka Jakopovic. My colleagues and clients usually call me Dr. J. I am a mental health professional with almost 30 years of experience working with adults and adolescents in various settings. I earned my masters and my doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, but I have an extensive experience providing individual and group counseling as well. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. My goal is to aid clients in developing the psychological tools needed to deal with complicated feelings and situations. I look forward to seeing you overcome obstacles and sharing your journey with you!
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SPECIALTIES
• Stress, Anxiety
• Trauma
• Grief and loss
• Depression
• Self-esteem
• Family/couple issues
• Dealing with chronic/terminal health issues
Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Gottman Method, Family Systems Therapy.
Years of Experience: 29

Also experienced in:
Relationship issues, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Communication problems, Mood Disorders, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Panic Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress, End of life issues.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

Languages

EnglishCroatianSerbian

License information

TX LPC 60904

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Zvonka Jakopovic. 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.

I've had 2 or 3 sessions with Dr. J and she is so thoughtful on how she approaches each session. She challenges me in a gentle way. Other therapists can come across as pushy when they challenge a client to approach difficult topics. I think what sets Dr. J apart is that she works with/from the heart and doesn't just rely on her credentials and education to dictate how to best approach a client.

Written on Apr 01, 2024 after therapy with Zvonka for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr Jakopovic is a great therapist who is very encouraging and provides good guidance in better managing emotions and self-care practices. I love how she speaks in a respectful yet firm manner that gives clients a sense of assurance that she practises the same routines that she advocates for.

Written on Mar 31, 2024 after therapy with Zvonka for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She was wonderful, compassionate, very organized and full of knowledge that she shared with me.

Written on Mar 24, 2024 after therapy with Zvonka for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Jakopovic was great. Thank you for helping me through a stressful time.

Written on Mar 03, 2024 after therapy with Zvonka for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

I have been with Dr. J now for few months and still currently seeing her. She came in the perfect timing in my life. Her level of expertise, clinical approach, her compassion, grace and consistency is nothing to be compared. I wish I had known her earlier in my healing journey. I would recommend her to anybody doing growth, healing and therapy. Thank you Dr. J

Written on Jan 31, 2024 after therapy with Zvonka for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. J is the best! A great combination of pragmatic and intuitive. And a super focused listener.

Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Zvonka for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning family conflicts