Gracer Medical Group: About Marcia Jacober, MFT

Marcia Jacober, MFT

Marcia Jacober has worked with individuals and families affected by substance abuse for 20 years. Working first as an educator in the Mt. Diablo School District with pregnant and parenting teens, and later as Parent Education Program Coordinator, Marcia developed Court Mandated Parenting, Drug, Alcohol & Tobacco Education and Anger Management Programs for at-risk adults and teens.

Ms. Jacober has seen first hand the heartbreak of those struggling with substance abuse challenges. Ms. Jacober believes that addiction issues are symptoms of underlying mental health conditions, and that abusers are doing the best they can to cope with their symptoms. Marcia supports clients to discover what changes they want to make in their lives and cultivates their motivation to get well. She believes that all those struggling with addiction issues deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and that one can only begin to heal in a compassionate and nurturing environment.

Experience
She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment agencies. She provided early intervention/prevention drug education for adolescents as Director of the NEAT Family program with Center for Human Development in Pleasant Hill, serving middle and high school students throughout Contra Costa County, as well as IOP (Intensive Outpatient) Adolescent Treatment Program Coordinator for New Connections in Concord. Marcia believes that when an adolescent is struggling with substance use/abuse issues, the whole family is dramatically affected, and the entire family needs and deserves support.
She has also worked in several residential treatment facilities for adults. She has provided individual and group counseling as well as taught Life Skills. She also provides training for interns in addiction counseling at the JFK Community Counseling Center in Pleasant Hill, and maintains a private practice in Lafayette.

Education
Marcia Jacober is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist. She has a BS in Environmental Health from UC Berkeley and a MA in Clinical Psychology from JFK University in Pleasant Hill
Marcia is certified to teach childbirth education, tobacco education, and anger management. She has a full time State of California Adult Education Teaching Credential in Parent Education and Health.