Joelle Jacobson, M.A., L.M.F.T., P.P.S., Neurofeedback Clinician at Betty Ford Center, Los Angeles, is a highly sought after Addiction Specialist who has been working in the mental health field for over twenty years, as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, a School Counselor and in the recovery field working with substance use disorder and eating disorders.
Ms. Jacobson has spent close to 20 years in private practice, counseling and speaking in the public and private school sector and the better part of 10 years working as a counselor in an all-girls high school. During her tenure there as an academic and personal counselor, she created the human development curriculum, a program for substance abuse prevention and education, a program for positive body image and a program for diversity sensitivity training for the student body. In 2008, she founded her company, Teen Talk Line, to provide one-to-one counseling, group counseling and online resources to adolescent girls, young adult and adult women and their families in a private practice setting and via TeleHealth.
Along with her private practice in Los Angeles, Ms. Jacobson works for the Betty Ford Center, part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation; a national addiction treatment program. Prior to joining the Betty Ford Center, she worked for Center for Discovery, a national treatment program for mental health, eating disorders and addiction. At the Betty Ford Center, Joelle utilizes her substantial background as a therapist, combined with her work as a treatment placement specialist. She educates the general public and professionals in the mental health, addiction, medical and academic communities through speaking engagements, radio talk shows and social media.
Ms. Jacobson is passionate about raising awareness on the chronic brain disease of addiction, reducing the stigma of addiction and mental illness and being a resource of hope and support for loved ones and those directly struggling with substance use disorder, mental illness, eating disorders, trauma, grief and loss.
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