My name is Jacob Butler. My purpose in life is to partner with people while they grow and develop into who they want to be.
Counselor in Canadian, OK
I have received training in DBT and have found it invaluable in working with many different areas people struggle with. It allows people to learn new skills to manage emotional distress while identifying emotions and processing them to reduce anxiety and work through life's struggles.
PTSD is a more widespread problem in the world than many think. It can come from a single event, or repeated micro events that cause a lasting elevated stress response in our bodies and keep us in a state of hyper-arousal and feeling depressed, anxious, or burned out. It affects people of all ages and can have impacts lasting a lifetime if not managed appropriately. Treatment for PTSD can vary in length of time depending on the severity and duration of the trauma experienced.
Men face many unique challenges in the world today. We often receive conflicting messages as adults that are different from the ones we received growing up. the messages we receive growing up are to be strong, protective problem solvers, who should show little to know emotion. But now as adults, we receive the messages that we are also supposed to be emotionally supportive, emotionally vulnerable, and open. These conflicting messages can lead to many problems as we try to go through life.
As each generation knows, teens face unique problems in their worlds that their parents did not get to experience. With the interconnections of the world and advances in technology, the problems of teens today is no exception. I have partnered with adolescents and teens, as well as their families to help them navigate the special circumstances they experience. I have worked with teens in residential treatment centers, community mental health centers, and now in private practice.
I believe that each person is the best authority on themselves. With a person centered approach, the client is the most important person in the therapeutic relationship and plays a major role in guiding the therapeutic relationship and the therapeutic process. By partnering with my clients and giving them the ability to get to know themselves, they are able to make genuine connections with themselves which extends to more genuine connections with others.
My training had a large focus on many different therapeutic approaches, which has allowed me to partner with my clients in a way that better fits their life and their struggles. I do not believe in a one size fits all therapeutic approach as we are all different people who interact with the world in a unique way. By being able to pull from various approaches, I am able to tailor treatment approaches to each person.
Along with receiving a degree in professional counseling, I was lucky enough to also receive a certificate in expressive arts therapy. Incorporating art therapy into services allows clients to tap into other areas of their brain and conscious awareness to express feelings or events that they might not be able to articulate with words. It allows for a deeper layer to be incorporated into the therapeutic process.