Jeffrey Zeth, LMSW
As a young adult, I found myself in a Midwestern college town, adrift after a bad breakup, trying to get my life together. My total assets consisted of a Bachelor’s degree in English, some experience in food service, a 1971 Chevy Nova, and a strong desire to find myself. As much as I wanted to move, something told me that the solution was not to be found in moving away, that the solution was in staying, for the time being, in that place. On the surface, it made no sense. I had no familial ties in the area, no meaningful job, and no substantial social circle in that part of the country. Nevertheless, I decided to stay until my next direction in life made itself known.
Being in solitude helped for a while. When it was time, I connected with a therapist, and the condition of “staying” in one place evolved into “staying with” a person, and “staying with” a process. The experience of “staying with” a person or process has served me well my entire adult life. To discover myself and others in relationship was a gift, and it is my pleasure to offer that gift to others, especially to anyone who may be feeling “stuck.”
As a therapist, I specialize in helping clients looking for a direction in life, those seeking to find a balance between solitude and being with others, and those in long-term addiction recovery. I am also particularly skilled at working with “first-timers” in therapy. Whether or not we work together over the long term, first experiences in therapy are important. I value and respect those experiences, and will do my best to make yours a positive one. Past clients report having a greater sense of direction and purpose, a reduction in stress & anxiety, increased creativity, and an improved quality of relationships.
Outside my work as a therapist, I am a father, a partner, an amateur classical guitarist, and an avid reader of poetry.