Jared works diligently to establish a meaningful, connected, and attuned therapeutic relationship to ensure that clients feel comfortable, heard, and understood during sessions. He attempts to cultivate an environment of safety and empathy where clients can explore problems, understand their emotional life and pain, process and heal from trauma, and make necessary changes to build more fulfilling and authentic lives.
Jared earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan in 2016, with a concentration in clinical social work and a specialization in mental health. He completed his social work field training at the Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry adult outpatient clinic where he was staffed on the Depressive Disorders Clinic. Upon graduation, he obtained a two-year Clinical Social Work Postgraduate Fellowship at the Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry with one-year appointments in both the Women & Infants Mental Health Clinic and the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, respectively. During this program he received extensive clinical training in evidence-based interventions. including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), couples therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
He utilizes an attachment-based, relational framework to inform all of his work with clients and believes in employing a flexible and integrative approach in order to respond more effectively to clients’ individual needs and goals. He also maintains a strong passion for and dedication to anti-oppressive, feminist, and social justice-oriented approaches within psychotherapy. Before pursuing graduate training, Jared worked full-time as an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and abuse at a community-based rape crisis center. He simultaneously worked part-time as a counselor for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and performed HIV prevention and education work for an HIV/AIDS service organization.