Dr. Sheldon A. Jacobs


About Sheldon


Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Communications; Masters of Arts (MA) in Marital and Family
Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) in Marital and Family Therapy


Marriage and Family Therapy


Undergraduate Education:
The Ohio State University;

Graduate Education:
Alliant International University

I have been providing individual, couples and family therapy to individuals from various walks of life for the past 15 years. I have worked in inpatient, outpatient and private practice settings.

I am a media consultant for Fox 5 News, Power 88.1 and the Las Vegas Review Journal. I am usually interviewed for stories or issues pertaining to mental health, such as suicide awareness where I provide my clinical insight.

I currently serve on the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for MFT’s and CPC’s as well as the Vice President on the NAMI-Southern Nevada Board of Directors. I am also the chair of a committee I created that is comprised of mental health professionals that addresses the shortage of minority mental health providers in Southern Nevada.

I have published several articles that have focused on various social issues such as the juvenile justice system, mental health treatment within the gang population and the importance of social responsibility. Additionally, in my free time, I am an avid public speaker. I enjoy sharing my life experiences and expertise at conferences, town halls and community events.

From 8/31/18-9/2/18, I went undercover as a homeless man for 48 hours to raise awareness for homelessness and mental health. The objective was to have a better understanding of what it is like to be homeless. This project has turned into a memoir, which will be published sometime in October or November 2020. The title of the memoir is, 48: An experiential memoir on homelessness.