Jacob Ybarra, LAMFT

Areas of Specialty:

From the cradle to the grave, we are wired for connection. I view mental health challenges to be a byproduct of disconnection. No matter where you are in life, I will meet you there! We will create goals and a game plan that fits your needs and desires. I consider myself to be attachment-based, emotionally-focused, and trauma-informed. Our attachment experiences and bonds with significant others manifest our perceptions of worthiness, lovableness, and self-image. Imbalanced and unpredictable experiences in the absence of emotional safety can leave us stuck with a negative self-view, as well as feelings of inadequacy, unlovableness, and a lack of mattering. Rest assured, I am safe, secure, and reliable as your therapist. You can expect significant self-development and growth working with me. Therapy is a place for transformation: both doing and undoing.

With my specialized training in Marriage and Family Therapy, you can expect a holistic, integrative approach to treatment that is tailored to you. My passion is to have you embrace the current system you live in and break through the cycles that are keeping you stuck. Allow me to reiterate: you are not sick, developmentally delayed, or doomed…you are stuck. I believe that everyone is capable of healing and thriving within the right environment.

I currently have training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (Externship), Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Levels 1 and 2), and Accelerated Resolution Therapy. I’m passionate about working with couples, families, and individuals (13+). Although these are the primary models of therapy I use to treat many issues, I consider myself to be eclectic and holistic.

In my free time, I enjoy binging new TV shows, traveling, reading, being active outside, and spending quality time with friends and family. If you are interested in working with me or have any questions, please reach out for a free consultation! We think differently when we are alone…make that call/send that email. Your courage is seen with me.

Contact Jacob at (480)668-8301 ext. 1008 or jybarra@familystrategies.org

"When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower" - Alexander Den Heijer