Micah Jakobs

Micah Jakobs

Micah Jakobs (She/Her)

Intern Counsellor

BA

"Ignite Your Light"

AVAILABILITIES:
  • Virtual (Phone & Video)
  • In-person Sessions

LANGUAGES:

  • English
  • Tagalog
APPROACHES:
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Family Systems

Hello! My name is Micah

My name is Micah, and I identify as a female first-generation immigrant. I am currently enrolled in a Master of Counselling degree program at City University in Vancouver, where I am completing my practicum training at Strive Counselling. As a Filipino-Canadian, I am motivated to create a safe space for other people of colour individuals to feel fully seen and heard.

Concurrently over the last 16 years, I have spent 5 years working with the elderly community (specifically those with dementia and Alzheimer’s), 5 years in healthcare helping families work through grief and loss, 11 years working with adults with acquired brain injury, and 10 years working under a social service capacity with youth across Bangladesh, Africa, India, and Nepal.

In my professional identity thus far, I have gained valuable insights and skills that have contributed to my therapeutic journey. As a result, I have developed a holistic and person-centered approach to therapy that integrates evidence-based, strength-based, mindfulness, and somatic-based practices. I believe this approach best equips me to meet your specific concerns and needs. To me, therapy is a space where we can explore, discover, and tackle distressing thoughts, feelings, or behaviours that may be holding you back. In our sessions, you can expect me to provide you with tangible tools and strategies to foster meaningful change, and to create opportunities to experience vulnerability in a safe space. Our work together will focus on raising awareness in the present moment so that you may accept and live a life full of clarity and authenticity.

When I’m not seeing clients, you will find me in nature going for a walk, hike, rock climbing, surfing, or traveling. I also have the cutest Frenchton in the world, so you’ll most likely see her and I out and about exploring the world with a delicious kombucha in my hand.

I am excited to connect with you!

Let's Start a Conversation


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