The comments below are taken from surveys of over 1000 current and former clients.
From a 2019 survey...
He’s got a depth that is valuable - got to understand our relationship dynamic as he asked incisive questions. After several sessions I began to understand how strategic and thoughtful his conversation and questions were. I very much appreciate his perspective. He’s helped my relationship , and he’s helped me to feel more grounded. I’m grateful.
I’ve enjoyed it. It has given me a sense of hope in my relationship.
He pushed us to think as if we are in the other person's shoes.
I am in a very difficult place in my marriage and Dr. Thiessen has been able to give different perspective and things to work through.
Wonderful, my husband and I enjoy going to speak with him. It has helped our relationship immensely.
Extremely perceptive. His intuition is subtle. He is able to question in a manner to encourage one to self evaluate. I have never met with someone so gifted, intelligent, calming, spiritual.
Reassuring, empowering, validating, comforting.
Dr. Thiessen was very supportive in our process leading up to and transitioning into separation. We will return in some amount of time to process how to arrive at a final, long-term decision.
Just by asking questions, Jake has really helped me navigate hard situations and allowed me to come to conclusions on my own without being told "the right answer". Jake is amazing. He is kind and compassionate and truly care about what is best for his patients. He helps me navigate life and is helping me identify my true self.
It has been great. It's helped me understand who I am and what kind of things I need to work on in my life.
At first I felt like the pace was too slow, but I realized that change had to come from within, and I needed the time to process and initiate the changes. Would absolutely recommend (and have)!
From a 2017 survey...
Therapy is about connecting with people on a personal level and listening and providing insight to our problems and it helps us develop a plan to get over the hurdle. That's what Jake does really well.
He was able to understand exactly where I was in my healing and was a safe person to explore that space with. I felt cared for, empowered, and encouraged.
His insights, the respect he demonstrates for us and the concerns we've come to him with, these would be two of various things we feel he does very well.
He's an excellent communicator and facilitator. His advice and recommendations were relevant and helpful. We really liked his philosophical approach.
He responds to our questions, he offers practical tools.
Jake really puts things in perspective . I know I can't change my partner but Jake has helped in how I respond.
It has been a great adventure. We went through some rough stuff with him and he was very helpful and worked with our busy and crazy schedule. He was understanding of our financial situation and also our schedules. Very happy to work with him and will recommend him for any of my friends struggling with their marriage.
Most importantly, I felt safe and understood. He restored my faith in counseling by speaking truth instead of using cheesy church cliches. He helped me to stay grounded through the use of his therapy dog. It was incredibly helpful.
Enlightening. Disarming. Solutions kind of sneak up on you in a fashion that allows us to feel safe as we grown and understand, and act/change.
Husband and I felt comfortable in sessions trying to deal with issues. He gave good insight and tools for further thought.
He is always available when I need to talk which is helpful. I used go to therapy I always felt terrible when I was done. I don't feel that way when I leave after seeing Jake. I can't change the past but I can the future which is the focus.
He will never fully know how often his counsel and the less narrow minded way of thinking which he continually helped me move towards benefitted me as I navigated all the important areas of my life.
Jake quickly confronts the issue and provides ways to respond that we have overlooked.