Jake Blondheim

LMHCA

Background

The process of building an alliance with someone is complex, and therapy is no different. What makes the therapeutic process unique is the implicit trust, objectivity and work that undergirds it all. People are infinitely unique and therapy accordingly must take this into account and adapt to the individual. This can include anything from building relationships, sorting out difficult life hurdles, finding ways to thrive and grow, and everything else in between. The process is one that takes personal investment, with the potential to achieve goals and overcome obstacles.

My philosophy is to approach the process with the dignity it deserves. The human condition is deeply complex and should be approached with a sense of both awe and sincerity. I will work alongside you to understand the complexity of your own story, with respect and the tenacity to do good work in our therapeutic process.  I come from a behavioral perspective in one aspect to help understand cognitions and their subsequent behaviors, how they affect your life, and what can be done to foster meaningful change. I like to balance this with an existential perspective that takes into account the sheer depth of your experience, and how we can navigate whatever waters we find ourselves in, together.

If you are ready to start the journey, I’m ready to walk alongside.

 

Specialties:

  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Mind/body connection

 

Subspecialties:

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Men’s Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  •  Self Esteem
  •  Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Weight Loss
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

 

Types of Therapy Offered: 

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) 
  • Compassion Focused 
  • Existential 
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Jungian
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based

 

Modality:

  • Individual

 

Age Specialty: 

  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)