My Approach to Helping
I believe a healthy and trusting relationship is paramount to creating a therapeutic environment in which growth and change can occur. My approach to therapy is integrative and often shifts based on the needs and preferences of my clients. Although I am largely process-oriented in my style, I can readily shift into evidence-based, behavioral, and skills focused modalities to help my clients develop specific skills, as needed. I strive to help my clients explore the experiences that have shaped who they are and grow into the person they want to be.
More Info About My Practice
I am a licensed psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. My clinical experiences have allowed me to work with high school and college students, athletes, and veterans who come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. I have personal experience with and professional knowledge of the tech industry and gamer culture. Video games, board games, or athletic sports can provide us with a healthy distraction, a community in which we belong, and they can help us learn new skills to navigate difficult life experiences. I am passionate about helping others explore the unique aspects of who they are and integrate their interests into a stronger sense of self and identity. I strive to be very open, honest, and genuine with my clients and invite them to take an active role in creating a therapeutic environmentrelationship that is best fit for their needs and preferences.
You can request an appointment with Dr. Jacob Lehman via email at (email@example.com) or phone (503-662-8211).
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Therapy is a vulnerable experience and having a previous negative experience can create hesitance to try therapy again. I am willing to process past negative experiences you may have had and collaboratively work with you to address any guardedness you may experience. I invite my clients to provide feedback about their experience and take an active role and building a healthy and trusting therapeutic relationship.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
I have frequently heard people voice concern about not wanting to go to therapy because they do not want to appear weak or flawed. I believe that choosing to go to therapy and striving to improve often takes courage, bravery, and is a sign of strength. Growth, no matter the setting, is uncomfortable. However, with the right support and guidance, meaningful and sustainable change can more efficiently be made in our lives. I have a passion for helping others identify barriers and struggles in their lives while also finding new and creative ways to navigate challenges more effectively.