Donna Jacobs – Clinical Psychologist, M.A

We cannot grow without curiosity
— Donna Jacobs

Donna Jacobs is a seasoned psychologist for over 40 years who has worked extensively with both individuals and couples. Donna created the “Self-Integration Model” (SIM), which helps her clients as they work towards becoming their best selves. She believes that therapy, which can be difficult and painful, at its best is a process that balances creativity and excitement with insight and analysis.

Donna’s recent book, Becoming Your Best Self: Healing Through Self-Integration, presents her therapeutic Model, offering case studies and worksheets to help bring SIM to life.


In this video, Donna and I discuss:

  • Marriage

  • Intimacy issues

  • Affairs

  • Porn


  • Monogamy is hard because of the external stimulation in today’s society – there is so much temptation and people want instant gratification

  • How you can build a new marriage after an affair. How do you gain trust back?  – It takes YEARS – the partner who was involved has to be very patient for it to work

  • Sex is an activity that takes on average takes 10 – 12 minutes.  We all have time for this! We just have to take the time – and want to make the other person gratified

  • Emotional intimacy is very challenging, and yet its the foundation of a healthy sexual relationship

  • Sex has to be discussed between couples and you need to push yourself through the dry spell and commit – make it a priority the way you would make a date night or anything else

  • What allows marriages to sink or swim? The ones that don’t make it, come to therapy too late – too much damage, non-communication


“The purpose of life is successful relationships”

“When each person can know their family of origin triggers and wounds – they can show up without those walls blocking them from connection and love”

“Curiosity is the ingredient for good therapy – so we can grow”

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