Jesse Jacob

Jesse Jacob


  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • M.A., Psychology, Antioch


  • Licensed Psychologist, CA

Dr. Jacob is the Director of Clinical Training for the PsyD Counseling Psychology Program. He teaches courses at Pacifica as well and has a passion for quality instruction. He developed this passion for education while at UC Berkeley for his undergraduate degree in German. There Dr. Jacob was trained and employed by UCB as a tutor, after which he spent a decade tutoring students in math, English, Latin, and German. He also has experience preparing students for the SAT and GRE. Dr. Jacob studied abroad in Berlin for one year and later taught English in Barcelona. He attained an M.A. in psychology from Antioch in 2013 and most recently a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Pacifica in 2019. Dr. Jacob is passionate about psychoanalytic personality theory and psychological testing. He has served the community at a number of sites including The Santa Barbara Rescue Mission and New Beginnings Counseling Center and appreciates the profound and positive effect mental health professionals can have on their communities.