Jacob Curtis

Jacob Curtis (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor


I help people address mood, anxiety, eating disorder, trauma, and addiction issues.

Client Status

not accepting clients



10151 SW Barbur Blvd, Suite 205DA

Portland, OR 97219

At a Glance


Rate: $160

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2011

Languages: English


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Aetna
  • MODA
  • PacificSource

My Approach to Helping

I am now offering teletherapy. Every person comes to counseling with a unique background and need. In some situations ways of dealing with things that were effective in the past may no longer work. Others may be seeking enhanced wellness or balance in their lives. Counseling begins with a safe and supportive relationship. Often the counseling process involves identifying one’s values, as well as one’s beliefs about oneself and the world. I use research-informed approaches to help my clients identify problem areas, create goals, and try new ways of doing things that work for them in their unique situation. My theoretical approach to counseling is integrative, but draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), CBT-I (for insomnia), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (a type of CBT), and Existential Theory.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I hold a Master’s Degree (MA) in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College, Graduate School of Education and Counseling and hold professional membership in the American Counseling Association. I am also a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor I (CADC I), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists. My training includes: working with individuals and families; lifespan development; treating people experiencing anxiety and depression; cultural diversity; treating people who have experienced trauma and abuse; treating individuals with personality disorders; interpersonal effectiveness and communication strategies; diagnosis and assessment; Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Motivational Interviewing; treating people with addictions; and other treatments, modalities and interventions.

Techniques I Use


  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) External link

    I have had training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and have engaged in this therapy practice for a number of years. This therapy approach helps people more effectively manage their emotions while enhancing their interpersonal skills. A core principle of this approach is building mindfulness skills.

  • Existential External link

    My work with clients includes looking at values, choices, and the meaning in their lives, from a non-judgmental perspective.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    I often use the principles and practices of CBT (including CBT-I) to help people address depression, insomnia, and anxiety. It helps one look at their thoughts and beliefs, build insight about feelings, and identify patterns to make changes in one's life.

  • EMDR External link

    I have completed the EMDRIA part 1 and 2 trainings on EMDR. It can be a helpful method of addressing trauma, as well as other issues that cause distress.

  • Motivational Interviewing External link

    I have engaged in numerous trainings in Motivational Interviewing. I have successfully used this approached with many clients to help them identify and reach their goals.

Issues I Treat


  • PTSD External link

    I have training in both Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Both of these therapies are evidenced based treatments.

  • Eating Disorder External link

    I have experience and training working with people experiencing restrictive eating, body image distress, purging, rumination, and ARFID.

  • Anxiety External link

    I have had training in evidence-based approaches to treating symptoms of anxiety. I have used these approaches for a number of years.

  • Depression External link

    I have had training in evidence-based approaches to treating symptoms of depression. I have used these approaches for a number of years.

  • Drug Dependence / Abuse / Addiction External link

    I am hold a certification in alcohol and drug counseling from the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon.

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