Jake Klein, LCSWA, LCAS-A
Jake acquired his master’s degree in clinical social work at Wurzweiler University in New York. Throughout his therapeutic training, Jake has worked with adolescents from diverse walks of life, from rural areas to inner cities, concerning a variety of issues including substance use, behavioral issues, identity issues, homelessness, grief, and trauma. Through an eclectic use of modalities spanning CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and narrative therapies, his focus is on transforming one’s personal mythology from a place of hopelessness and apathy characterized by addictions to a place of empowerment, meaning, and value. Jake provides an atmosphere of safety, curiosity, and non-judgemental presence as he assists his clients in discovering their innate, unique gifts as well as their interconnectedness and relatedness to a broader community.
Jake’s passion for helping youth through issues related to addiction began as he became aware through his own adolescence and early adulthood of the abject suffering addiction causes both individuals and their families. His draw towards working with adolescents stems from his experience in working with both adolescents and adults struggling with addiction of the impactfulness of early interventions. Jake and his wife moved to Western North Carolina from New York, with their three dogs, influenced by their love of nature, mountains, and music.