About Me | Influences

I have been practicing as a licensed professional clinical counselor for almost twenty years and specialize in working with people who are struggling to live their best life. While receiving several degrees from highly reputable programs, I have been most influenced by the people I have worked with in the process of facilitating their healing.

I know you will find that I am refreshingly practical, solution-focused and always professional while maintaining a compassionate, balanced demeanor. This helps many clients feel at ease and comfortable as they embrace their personal work. Incorporating a combination of alternative and conventional methods, I strive to create a safe, effective path for clients as they navigate toward the resolution of current and longstanding issues.


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Jeffrey Sumber, MA, MTS, LCPC


JULY, 2005
C.G. Jung Institute
Zurich, Switzerland

1997 – 1999
Southwestern College
M.A. Transpersonal Psychology,
Summa Cum Laude

1993 – 1995
Harvard Divinity School
Master of Theological Studies,
Magna Cum Laude

1988 – 1992
Colgate University
B.A. Political Science and Religion,
Cum Laude


2006 – PRESENT
Jeffrey Sumber, LCPC, PC
Individual and Couples Therapy

Celebrate Love Chicago
Premarital Counseling and Custom
Non-Denominational Ceremonies

LIFT Chicago
Mental Health Community Liason

Diversity Advisory Council to Senator Tom Cullerton

2007 – 2008
Cathedral Counseling Center
Staff Clinician

2006 – 2007
National-Louis University
Director of Counseling Services

2000 – 2006
Creative Counseling of New Mexico, LLC
CEO and founder

1999 – 2001
Crisis Response of Santa Fe
Mobile Crisis Team Leader

1999 – 2001
Challenge New Mexico
Behavioral Therapist

1998 – 1999
St. Vincent’s Hospital
Oncology Counselor,
Cancer Treatment Center

1998 – 2000
Executive Board Member

1995 – 1996
Live Oak Living Center
Assistant to CEO, August

Anti-Defamation League,
New York, New York

Teaching Appointments

2007 – 2012
National-Louis University
Chicago, Illinois
Adjunct Professor of Psychology

Santa Maria de la Paz
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Comparative Religions Instructor
Course: Christianity and Judaism:
Traditions and Diversions

Stanford University
Palo Alto, California
Summer Seminar Instructor
Course: The Sinai Synapse and Tribal Consciousness

1998 – 1999
Center for Medicine and Prayer
St. Vincent’s Hospital,
Santa Fe, NM
Created and facilitated cancer support group: Medicine, Mysticism and Healing

Temple Beth Shalom
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Adult Education Instructor
Course: Biblical Hebrew and its Mystical Roots

Colorado State University
Ft. Collins, Colorado
Summer Seminar Instructor
Course: Bridging the Gap Between Religion and 20-Somethings

Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
Summer Seminar Instructor
Course: Kesher is Connection

Pema Osel Ling Buddhist Monastery
Santa Cruz, California
Visiting Seminar Instructor
Course: Comparative Meditation and Mysticism

Harvard Hillel Children’s School
Boston, Massachusetts
Buber/ Rosensweig’s Translated Scriptures; Hebrew Language

Temple Shir Tikvah
Winchester, MA
Course: Contemporary Film and Religion

Course: Mysticism for Teens