Jacob Conklin, MS, LPC, NCC

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Jacob Conklin is a Licensed Professional in Missouri. He is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors.
Mr. Conklin was raised in Joplin and recently returned to the area from Colorado where he spent the past six years providing services on the Western Slope of Colorado. Mr. Conklin holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Psychology from the University of Arkansas and Master of Science (M.S.) also from the University of Arkansas, a CACREP program. Prior to returning to Joplin and joining with Counseling Associates of the Four States, Mr. Conklin had a private practice and was the executive director of a children’s advocacy center in Western Colorado. He has clinical experience in residential treatment centers, intensive outpatient treatment programs, day treatment as well as community settings.

Mr. Conklin provides services for clients in many different situations and clients with a variety of life experiences. “I counsel individuals who I believe have the capacity to resolve their own problems with some outside assistance. Part of my counseling philosophy is that all individuals are experts on their own lives and that all of us occasionally need some assistance sorting through our circumstances to discover what is “best” or most true for ourselves. I also believe in a holistic approach to wellness, in which all aspects of a person are given equal attention. While our sessions will focus mainly on enhancing your emotional well-being, we will address the other dimensions and I will support you in implementing behaviors that promote well-being in all aspects of your life. My specialized areas of services include experience in working with trauma and with victims of abuse. Additionally, I have considerable experience working with individuals demonstrating offending behaviors including maladaptive sexual behaviors. When working with youth, it is my goal to include and incorporate the family where appropriate as goals are met and positive growth maintained.”
“I believe that as people become more accepting of themselves and more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, they are more capable of making changes that will bring a sense of fulfillment to their lives. While some clients may achieve goals in just a few sessions, others may require more time. You are in control of your own growth and I will be supportive of your decision to end our therapeutic relationship at any point.”

“From small concerns to big issues, therapeutic services offer an array of benefits to many and it is my privilege to offer such services to those in need. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you. “

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