Jake Stone

Jake Stone,

MSW, LSW, NMT Phase I Certification
Fluent Languages
Accepted Insurances



Jake is a Licensed Social Worker that focuses on supporting individuals, couples, and families to build healthy relationships with themselves and others. He uses a person-centered, relationship-focused approach, believing that as he builds a relationship with the person or people seeking therapy, the therapeutic process becomes more beneficial. Jake thinks of therapy as a microcosm of the experience out in the world, so that what happens in therapy between client and clinician is likely to reflect how one acts, thinks, and feels in other relationships.

Jake aims to make everyone he works with feel safe, comfortable, heard, and like they are making progress toward the goals set at the get-go. If for any reason that feels like it is not the case, he always appreciates receiving feedback and working through conflict together. Jake also tends to focus on the strengths and resources that the client brings to figure out how to best set the client up to support themself in the healing process.

Jake has a BA from American University (2014-2017) in interdisciplinary studies, where he learned about communications, legal institutions, economics, and government. A significant amount of his learning during this time took place outside the classroom through community organizing with several different movements focused on student debt, environmental and racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, and a hearty tuition battle. Jake completed a MA in Sociology from DePaul (2018-2020), where he focused on issues of race and whiteness, looking at how sexual, gender, and racial identities communicate and build simultaneously. He also recently finished his Masters in Social Work at Loyola University Chicago, working in both an intensive outpatient program doing group therapy for substance abuse treatment and at another private practice engaging in individual therapy.

Jake identifies as a cisgender, gay, White, disabled, Jewish man. He recognizes how his identities show up in the therapy space and enjoys discussing how the different positions client and clinician hold in that space together impacts the work they do. His disability is a chronic pain disability, such that sometimes in person sessions need to be moved online if he can’t get to the office that day.

Jake looks forward to getting the opportunity to connect with you and work toward your goals together.

Jake Stone’s Specialties

LGBTQ Anxiety Disorder Depression Relationship Issues Family Conflict Grief and Loss Life Stage Adjustment/Transitions Stress Management

Neurodevelopment and Trauma, Sexual Trauma and Other Sex-Related Issues, Kink and BDSM Issues and Exploration, Behavioral and Substance Addictions, Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness