Dr. David H. Jacobs passed away in late 2016. This site is maintained as a legacy site, to allow his work to continue to reach others. Below, a message from Dr. Jacobs, in his own words. I have been a licensed clinical psychologist in California since 1989. I grew up in Brooklyn and Queens, New York City. It took me a long time to realize how aberrant and damaging my formative experiences in my family of origin actually was, despite my undergraduate education in psychology and graduate education in psychology in my 20s.