Office of Student Life

Jacob Friedman, MSW, LISW-S

Therapeutic Style:

My therapeutic approach is strengths-based and client centered, utilizing an integrative approach that can be adapted to a client’s needs and goals. Creating a safe and comfortable environment for clients to work through their concerns and experience their emotions. My theoretical orientations include cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, motivational interviewing and psychodynamic approaches.

Supervision Style: 

My supervision approach is collaborative and trainee centered. The importance of cultural dialogue is central to the experience. I hope to provide structure to ensure a trainee feels comfortable and confident in their work. I am an advocate for my supervisee and create a supportive environment to learn and grow.

Professional Interests:

I enjoy helping undergraduate and graduate students navigate new experiences and challenges. My professional interests also include helping those with family of origin concerns, anxiety, and ambivalence surrounding change.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

In the 2022-2023 academic year, I will be co-facilitating the Buckeye Brothers Group. I am a Liaison to RecSports.

Educational Background:

I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Education and Nonprofit Studies at The Ohio State University. I received a Master of Social Work from the University at Buffalo.

Personal Interests:

I enjoy spending my free time with friends and family. To relax I like to watch movies, television, or read a book. I also have a passion for playing and coaching rugby.

My Pronouns:  

He/Him/His