Jacob Rusczek, Ph.D.
Psychologist - Doctorate
In August 2015, Jacob earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He chose this program because of its guiding belief that human experience is complex and fundamentally suffused with meaning. Attempting to understand people’s experiences from this standpoint involves appreciating the interweave of personal, cultural, and existential meanings. Accordingly, Jacob practices psychotherapy not as a technical procedure used to remove isolated symptoms, but rather as a process of exploration where the many threads of a person’s experience—including the painful ones—are gradually and repeatedly unwoven and rewoven to foster a more integrated and free life.
Jacob completed the 4,000 clinical hours required for licensure between 2014 and 2017 at the Norwich University counseling center, a nationally accredited training site. He received didactic instruction and supervision from senior clinicians on contemporary psychoanalytic approaches to psychotherapy. Jacob chose this site because he finds that psychoanalytic theory and practice offer particularly rich ways of conceptualizing and addressing life and its many difficulties. For more information on psychoanalytic psychotherapy, see below.
In July 2017, Jacob was licensed by the state of Vermont and opened his practice at River Street Wellness. Currently, he is a member of the Vermont Association for Psychoanalytic Studies and chairs the research committee. He continues to study psychoanalytic approaches to psychotherapy in the certificate program offered by the Vermont Institute for the Psychotherapies.
Jacob is currently accepting new patients. Feel free to call him directly at 802-505-5026 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He sees patients with a wide range of difficulties and is happy to consult about how his services might be helpful to you. For more information, you can view his profile on Psychology Today here.