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Jacob Kafka Psychotherapy, LCSW

Jacob Kafka provides a compassionate space for healing, self-discovery, and transformation. Using Internal Family Systems and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), Jacob helps clients rework the sound of their internal dialogue and lead from a confident place, using life’s challenges as fertile ground for growth.

Jacob Kafka provides a compassionate space for healing, self-discovery, and transformation. Using Internal Family Systems and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), Jacob helps clients rework the sound of their internal dialogue and lead from a conf…

Jacob Kafka provides a compassionate space for healing, self-discovery, and transformation. Using Internal Family Systems and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), Jacob helps clients rework the sound of their internal dialogue and lead from a confident place, using life’s challenges as fertile ground for growth.

Specialties
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Marriage and Partnerships
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New Jersey
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“You are your own expert and the only person capable of making changes in your life; my role is to provide an accepting space where you can work courageously with whatever thoughts and emotions come up.”
What was your path to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
Throughout my life, I have felt the drive to help others. My first jobs were mentoring, counseling, and providing case management to youth in Jersey City. I also had the opportunity to work with impoverished children and families in Bolivia. These experiences helped me understand the impact of childhood trauma. My own journey with depression, psychosomatic pain, and healing further cemented my direction in and passion for this work.
What should someone know about working with you?
You are your own expert and the only person capable of making changes in your life; my role is to provide an accepting space where you can work courageously with whatever thoughts and emotions come up. We will begin wherever you feel most comfortable and organically explore your history and roots as the process unfolds.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
The reemergence of plant medicine and psychedelic therapy in mental health, spiritual exploration, and soul searching paves an expansive path for deep and lasting personal transformation.
What would you say to someone considering therapy for the first time?
You and your inner peace are the most important projects of your life. In our busy world, we pursue a plethora of initiatives and goals while convincing ourselves that we don't have the time to tend to ourselves, but we all deserve the opportunity to heal. Starting therapy is a courageous step and one that can have infinite, positive ripple effects.
What would you say to someone considering ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP)?
Ketamine is a legal, safe, and effective medicine used to treat a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is a holistic modality in which ketamine is used as a complement to psychotherapy to help eligible clients experience more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms. I take on the psychotherapy portion of the experience while the Journey Clinical medical team supports you in all medical aspects. The effects of ketamine, which most clients find pleasant, last for approximately 45 minutes. While it may be hard to articulate what happened during the experience, clients feel like the insights gained are clear.
“Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is a holistic modality in which ketamine is used as a complement to psychotherapy to help eligible clients experience more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms.”