Sylvia Hanna Jacoub, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with adolescents and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds. Dr. Jacoub believes that everyone experiences challenging times in life and that making the decision to engage in therapy can be one of empowerment that leads to growth and healing. She provides a warm, open, and supportive space for her clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. Dr. Jacoub views the therapy process as a journey and works closely with her clients to set goals and support individuals in finding the solutions that are best for them. Dr. Jacoub believes that treatment should focus on the whole person, so she values exploring an individual’s emotional, mental, and physical well-being, while also being attuned to one’s cultural, spiritual, and social experiences and needs. Dr. Jacoub approaches therapy from the lens of helping clients gain insight into their current experiences, by exploring past experiences, while also supporting them in making concrete, meaningful changes that lead to personal growth.
Dr. Jacoub earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech. She graduated with both her masters and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. Dr. Jacoub completed her doctoral internship at James Madison University’s Counseling Center in Harrisonburg, VA. She has worked in various clinical settings including university counseling centers, private practice, and community mental health. Dr. Jacoub has extensive experience and clinical interest working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relational and family of origin issues, life transitions, identity exploration, and body image concerns.
Clinical Population: Individual therapy, Adults
Primary Theoretical Orientation(s): Interpersonal Process, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness
Areas of Clinical Interests: grief & loss, life transitions, anxiety