I am looking forward to getting to know you & the ways in which I can support and assist you.
First and foremost, I identify as a Christian. Therefore, everything that I do is shaped by my relationship with Christ. As a counselor, this means that I pray for myself and my clients on a daily basis. This prepares me to serve them in the way that God would have me serve them.
In addition to being a Christian, I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. Since 2007 I have used a variety of therapeutic techniques to help individuals, couples & families. I specialize in working with those dealing with anxiety, mood disorders & relationship issues. My approach to counseling is interactive and solution focused. As such, i incorporate spirituality into my work based on the clients' preferences. The use of scriptures, prayers and Bible-based readings might all be employed if the client would like to do so. I am well-versed in combining these spiritual tools with traditional therapeutic techniques to help client's reach their counseling goals.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCPC #180.008908 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
I don't feel judged but I feel like someone is actually listening to me and my craziness.
Dr. Jake-Matthews is skilled and compassionate. She listens and offers wise counsel. I highly recommended Dr. Jake -Matthews.
Dr. Jake-Matthews is exceptional overall. She listens to understand and gives great support. I had to leave counseling for a spell but she was willing to take me on as a client again once I was able to return. And that is the type of dedication we all need.
From the initial message she identified the issues I was dealing with very accurately. She's been straightforward with me and responds to my messages quickly. She has helped me to sort out a lot of issues I've been dealing with. Knowing I have her to give me an outside view and more realistic view of what's going on has helped me. I have had more good days then I've had in a long time.
Super awesome! She is super supportive in a way that isn’t telling me what I need to do. I can use her tools and talks to figure out what I want to do and that’s helped me SO much, I would go to her anytime any day!! Super thankful for her!
I am new to counseling online and I am pleasantly surprised just how easy and valuable it is. Only two weeks of it and I must say my counselor showed me just how knowledgeable she is and how much she cares to help me. We never met or video chatted due to mostly my schedule. However, she went above and beyond to find ways to get to know me to be able to better help me. She is a great fit for me. I am looking forward to healing and growing with her help. Thank you.
I really love how she's always there for me, and she's helped me out so much, and I am glad that she's here for me to help me out.♡