Jacob Flum

Graduate Student Intern
Northwestern University Masters in Mental Health Counseling


847-908-8700 x110

Who I Work With

  • Addiction/Substance Use Disorders
  • Adjustment to Phase of Life Transitions
  • Anxiety & Stress Management
  • Attention Deficit Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Eating Disorders 
  • Hyperactivity
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Identity/Identity Formation
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma & PTSD

Jake is a Master level graduate student in Northwestern University’s Mental Health Counseling program. He has received commendation in his courses allowing him to begin his Practicum and Internship experience enabling him to provide mental health counseling services with clients under professional supervision. He plans to graduate in May of 2025 and then work as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). 

Jake’s acceptance and commitment-based approaches encourage his clients to identify, develop, and utilize their resources to learn how to become empowered throughout the process of their healing. Jake works from a place of empathy and authenticity to help clients feel heard and understood. Jake incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Psychodynamic techniques to promote long-term healing, often including Gestalt, Adlerian, and Existential approaches when working with clients. In developing the coping skills needed to face challenges, he works towards client independence as they can discover their own resiliency and strength. 

Jake establishes himself as an advocate for his clients by bringing warm charisma into his sessions, connecting with clients with an accepting nature and creating a space for clients to take responsibility for their own healing journey. Having left the corporate world for a role as a mental health counselor, Jake understands the need to navigate between surviving daily life while improving the self for a better tomorrow. His background has also trained him to provide culturally sensitive therapy to ensure clients from various ethnicities, religions, genders, and principles have their needs met, feel accepted and understood, and adjust positively to the therapeutic process. He provides compassionate care in both individual and group settings. 

In his free time, Jake enjoys spending time with his family and friends, writing, and walking his dog Morty.

Personal quote:

“Life is a storm. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes a person is what they do when that storm comes. “ – Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo