Qualified to practice psychotherapy under the supervision of Dr. Denis C. Adams: OPQ# 09408-02
My name is Jacob, and I am a Ph.D. student in counselling psychology at McGill University. In psychotherapy, I aim to facilitate a trusting space for clients to cultivate wholeness and wellbeing; to cope with life’s challenges and transitions, such as illness and loss. My work is informed by depth-oriented and existential psychotherapies as well as other approaches supported by evidence in response to individual needs.
With a specialized focus on adjustment, stress, anxiety, and meaning, I have held counselling roles in private practice, community wellness and retreat settings. I have professional training in psychotherapy and guidance counselling with an academic background in psychology and philosophy. With experience working in Ontario and Quebec hospital systems—namely the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, and the Jewish General Hospital—my published studies have concerned emotion, treatment implementation (dialectical behaviour therapy [DBT]), creativity, spirituality and culture. I am currently engaged in an interdisciplinary research program in palliative care. My research supports a global network advocating for trauma-informed, whole-person care for people with cancer and their loved ones.
I practice psychotherapy with a spirit of accompaniment, striving to build on what is meaningful to the client, and acknowledging that life is anything but linear. My approach emphasizes trust and open dialogue, ‘side-by-side’ with the client as they walk through their experience in the service of insight, compassion and potential.
— Jacob Lang
- FRQS-Funded Doctoral Student, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital (2021-2023)
- Global Noncommunicable Diseases Alliance (GNCDA) NCD Graduate Student Research Grant, McGill University (2021-2022)
- McGill Graduate Excellence Fellowship (2020)
- Received specialized training in compassionate inquiry and constructivist therapies
- Coauthored publications and delivered talks to academic communities, including the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and International Association for Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA).
University-Level Training in Psychology
Master of Arts (M.A.), Counselling Psychology: Professional Stream
Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction (B.Sc.), Psychological and Health Sciences Co-op Program: Specialist of Mental Health Studies
University of Toronto