About Jacob

Hello, my name is Jacob. Let me ask you something, what could be more inspiring than a human being striving for a better life? On rare occasions, these aspirations lead to tremendous accomplishments, like constructing monumental buildings or creating timeless works of art. However, more often than not, we find heroism in seemingly ordinary everyday life. These heroics might look like getting cut off in traffic and keeping your cool, finding the courage to ask your boss for a raise, or deciding to take your life in a new direction. I believe that manifesting our inner hero stems from taking an honest personal accounting. What are your true liabilities and what are your true gifts? Needless to say, this is much easier said than done.

My approach to therapy is the result of my life experiences. I have gone from Philadelphia to New York City, to Jerusalem, and back again. I see my role as a therapist as someone who works with clients in reexamining their lives, with the goal of building authentic self-love and acceptance. I view understanding and acceptance of the self not as an end goal, but as the starting point of self-improvement. The process of searching for greater well-being can be paralyzing. At the same time, there is satisfaction to be found in every step you take towards the ideal self. There is nothing more beautiful than a person striving for authentic wellness. While there are always ups and downs on the road to the better you, I will be with you in celebrating your wins and learning from your losses.

There is nothing more difficult, or more noble, than striving to manifest your ideal self. If you’re in the process of looking for your first therapist, or if you’re looking for a new therapist, be proud of yourself for taking meaningful steps towards a better you. I look forward to the privilege of working with you in realizing your own personal greatness.

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Work number: 215-385-5036

Work email: jacob.icwofphilly@gmail.com