Bill Jacobs LPCC
Bill Jacobs acquired a Masters Degree in counseling from the Albuquerque branch of Webster University in 1999.
That same year he began working as a counselor for Albuquerque Public Schools. Six years in that system provided him understanding of how the school system works and how to help children and parents work with it.
While working for APS, Bill also acquired his counseling licensure, LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor), and is certified by the Counseling and Therapy Practice Board of the state of New Mexico.
Soon after, he started a private counseling practice serving families and children.
During that time he also served as a volunteer facilitator at the Children's Grief Center of New Mexico.
After moving from APS, Bill began working with Southwest Family Institute where he worked with families, adolescents, and children.
His specialty training includes:
- Sand Tray Therapy taught by Theresa Kestle Phd.
- Relational Enhancement Therapy by Mary Helen Schnieder Phd.
- Grief training by Children's Grief Center of New Mexico.
- EMDR presented by the EMDR Institute.
- Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy with Dr. Jeff Katzman.
Prior to his work in the mental health field, Bill worked as a minister, specializing in youth work. He currently is on the board of directors of the Children's Grief Center of New Mexico.
Bill lives in Albuquerque with his wife Elaine. They have two daughters and two grand children.