About Me

Jay Karr, LPCC, NCC

Based in Columbus, Ohio, I offer in-person and online counseling services to clients located in Ohio. I am passionate about providing an inclusive, supportive, non-judgmental space for meaningful change and healing.

Jay Karr

Jay’s Background

Counseling is a second career for me.

It took decades of the personal and professional experiences to bring me to this work. In fact, it was a conversation with my own counselor at the time that helped me make a connection with this career and path I had never envisioned on my own. That connection, once seen, couldn’t be unseen. Rather than weighing the pros and cons, I was confident knowing that I was meant to do something more. And, an understanding of how to do it.

So I decided to do more.

After 16 years working in marketing and technology leadership roles, I reclaimed my own path by going back to school for my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University. Currently a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) based out of Columbus, Ohio, I opened Reclaim Your Path LLC in 2020.

I only work with clients in methodologies, interventions, or approaches for which I have real-world, practical experience myself. I engage in my own personal therapy work, and I’m a regular practitioner of yoga, breathwork, and meditation.

My approach to therapy

My trauma-informed, integrative approach takes advantage of evidence-based strengths while engaging in the meaning-making process.  My evidence-based approach is based on an Existential Therapy orientation, integrating modalities in which I’ve completed formal training, including:

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • EMDR Therapy

  • Gottman Method for couples therapy

  • Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) 

Psychotherapy

Areas of Focus & Experience

Specialty Areas

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (c-PTSD)
  • Developmental trauma (including relational trauma, attachment wounds)
  • Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy
  • Psychedelic integration
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief & loss
  • Communication & interpersonal conflict
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Men’s issues
  • Career challenges

Education

  • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Walden University (2020)
  • BA/BS in Business Administration, University of Richmond (2000)

Advanced Training

Couples/Relational Therapy Training

Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Training

  • Education Program in MDMA-Assisted Therapy (Fluence/Lykos Therapeutics (formerly MAPS))
  • Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Theory & Methodology for Journey Clinical Members (Fluence)

Ready to start your journey?

I look forward to working with you to explore, define, and reclaim your path.