• AKIVA DEJACK

    Healing with Compassion

  • "Go to the heart of your pain, and you won't find more pain, but a freedom that doesn't require the absence of pain."

  • My Services

    Akiva works with an open heart, sharp listening skills/intuition, and an inclusive mind-set. He has an eclectic approach, primarily utilizing Gestalt Therapy. He works with all types of people and challenges, traditional and alternative, including LGBTQ, Poly, and Kink. Akiva believes that full, undivided presence and unconditional compassion are the necessary conditions for healing, and it is in those that he is most committed. Healing is possible for all beings, and all beings deserve this as their birthright.

    Individual Psychotherapy

    Teens to adults, utilizing various methods and techniques, including Gestalt and other experiential therapies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative and Solution-Focused therapies for:

    • depression & anxiety
    • acute stress/trauma/PTSD
    • relationships/sexuality/gender identity
    • addictions & recovery

    Family & Couples Counseling

    Traditional and non-traditional marital therapy—dyads, triads, pods, utilizing a variety of methods and exercises to increase connection and freedom, understanding and insight, including:

    • communication and agreements
    • gender-identity
    • intimacy & sexuality
    • parenting & family functioning

    Group Therapy

    Groups provide an opportunity for the most effective and accelerated growth, challenging clients on all levels. Open or closed groups, themed or not, Gestalt or process groups—grow, connect with others, hone your communication skills and heal:

    • acute stress/trauma
    • depression & anxiety
    • relationships & sexuality
    • addictions & recovery
    Rev. Ruth Kirby - Center of Spiritual Living Minister

    Workshops

    Akiva is available for workshops for small and large groups of school personnel, businesses, non-profit organizations, and private groups, on diverse topics including but not limited to:

    • depression & anxiety (child or adult)
    • childhood trauma (ACE’s)
    • communication skills & assertiveness training
    • relationships & sexuality
  • 30-minute free consultation

    Contact me to find out more about any of the above services or to make an appointment.

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  • About Akiva DeJack

    Licensed Professional Counselor in Ashland, Oregon

    Akiva DeJack, a 25 year Licensed Professional Counselor, offers hope through treatment of anxiety, depression, couples therapy, alternative relationships and sexuality, as well as individual and spiritual growth. He does this work well because he does his own work and has learned to help others heal.

     

    Akiva went to a 12-step program for adult children of alcoholics in his early 20's. He risked sharing what he was most ashamed of and was met with unconditional compassion. He’s been using this powerful connection ever since. Compassion is his signature: “Simply put, love is what heals.”

     

    With a graduate degree in Community Counseling from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Akiva worked as a professor, a non-profit manager, and clinician for much of his career until he realized that what he loves most is effecting positive change in the lives of his clients. Akiva's personal statement is, "my religion is gratitude, and my practice is surrender." He lives and works in the beautiful Rogue Valley on a 7 acre farm animal sanctuary with his family, including 5 dogs, 4 cats, 2 pigs, 3 goats, 2 cows, a horse, 3 parrots, and a large flock of poultry.

     

    Credentials

    Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the State of Oregon

     

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  • Contact Akiva

    How may I help?

    Ashland, OR, USA
    By Appointment Only
    541-301-9999