Dr. Glenn Jacobson, Ph.D.

About Glenn

Dr. Jacobson has over three decades of experience treating addictions and related disorders. He understands the profound interactions of drug dependency and contributing emotional and psychological factors, and can treat individuals in a comprehensive and integrated fashion. In addition, he has developed effective approaches to mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, and to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Dr. Jacobson has also helped many couples get their relationships back on track, and especially helped them to learn to communicate effectively and resolve conflicts in non-confrontational ways. Finally, he has performed many dozens of child custody and other psychological evaluations.

Experience

In addition to his 30+ years of counseling experience, Dr. Jacobson has taught at several colleges and universities. Before embarking on a career in counseling and then psychology, he taught at Temple University, Rutgers University (Camden), Community College of Philadelphia, Adrian College, and Bucknell University. He also offered a course on Counseling through Penn State University’s certificate program in Addictions Counseling.

He has also been an administrator in the field. He was the Assistant Director at Central Susquehanna Diagnostic-Rehabilitative Services in Sunbury, the founder and Director of Green Ridge Counseling Center, and a County Director for Northwestern Human Services.

Education/Accreditation

Dr. Jacobson has a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Bucknell University. In addition, he holds a Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University. As an undergraduate, he studied Religion at Colgate University.

He is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania, and has been a Certified Addictions Counselor. He also has extensive training in psychiatric medications through the Prescribing Psychologists’ Register, of which he was a charter member. Glenn was also trained in mediation.

Personal and Family Life

Glenn has been happily married for over 35 years to Stacy Hinck. The two of them are the proud parents of two adult children, Sam, 27, and Kyle, 25, both of whom graduated from Lewisburg High School.

Outside of the office, he enjoys sports, the arts, travel, and amateur photography. He coached youth soccer for many years. He has served on the board of AYSO and the Glenpool Club. He and Stacy play tennis year round.

Glenn has also tried to serve the community. He has been active in local politics, serving on the County Committee for a number of years. He also volunteered as a Big Brother.

Specialties

I especially enjoy dealing with anxiety and OCD, and other mood disorders, including depression. I work with many couples who have difficulty communicating and resolving conflicts, or need to reconcile after hurt or betrayals. I have some thirty years of experience in treating substance abuse and dependence. Teens and young adults are among my favorite clients, too. I am looking to develop collaborations in the area of sports psychology, as well.

Insurance accepted

  • Aetna
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CHIP (both via Highmark and Keystone)
  • Cigna
  • Devon/FMH/CoreSource
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Keystone Central
  • Magellan (but not EAP)
  • Out of state Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Pennsylvania Benefit Trust Fund (State Employees)
  • SEAP
  • United Health Care/United Behavioral Health/Optum
  • ValueOptions

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Issues treated

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Alcoholism and alcohol abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Drug abuse and dependency
  • Couple/marital problems
  • Sports and performance-related issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Behavioral issues
  • Obsessions/compulsions
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression

Professional associations

  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association
  • Central Pennsylvania Psychological Association