Jed is an associate member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and a Clinical Fellow with the American Association of Marital and Family Therapists.
Jed’s undergraduate college years were split between Washington University in St. Louis, and Colorado State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. Jed received his master’s in counseling and family therapy from the St. Louis University medical school. His supervised, post-graduate training was completed in both private practice and with Bridgeway Behavioral Health, a substance use disorder clinic in St. Louis which is now part of Preferred Family Health. In 2015, Jed moved into private practice full-time where he has worked extensively with individuals, couples, and families facing a wide range of challenges.
The mind-body connection is undeniable. Physical and mental well-being are inextricably tied to each other in a sort of symbiotic dance that helps maintain our equilibrium. Improvements in mental health can accompany improvements in physical health and vice versa. Conversely, declines in either can result in lower levels of overall well-being. This explains how anxiety and depression can affect the symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders, effect appetite, and alter energy levels and homeostasis within the body. It follows that a holistic, contextual approach to health that serves the biopsychosocial needs of an individual can lead to a more comfortable, stable, and healthier existence. This is what drew Jed to medical therapy and ultimately led him to Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Health.
Positive change. Feeling better. Increasing happiness. Realizing higher levels of well-being. Building and maintaining fulfilling relationships. These are the goals. Jed’s ideal clients wish to enter a collaborative relationship in which discovery and exploration of intrinsic and extrinsic strengths and characteristics can be drawn upon to create momentum towards lasting, positive change and improvements in overall well-being. Jed employs an integrative approach to counseling that involves a systemic, contextual view of clients’ lives. Drawing from Positive Psychology, Narrative Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness CBT, and other scientifically-based approaches including Hypnotherapy, he uses a client-centered approach that is appropriately tailored by individual client needs.
Jed spends much of his time keeping up with his three boys. When not running them around to their various sport commitments, Jed enjoys outdoor activities including biking, hiking, and fishing. An Emmy-winning video producer, Jed also spends time working on videos and short films. Also a musician, he is never very far from his last session of playing the guitar and singing with his band. Jed has a lifelong passion for learning and is always looking for advances in science that can directly translate to his own well-being and that of his family and clients.