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Jay Brooksby Ph.D. LP

Jay Brooksby PhD. Puyallup Mental Health Counselor

Meet Jay Brooksby

Over the years I've learned that people like to know that I'm a "real" person. That's why I've created this page. It's not uncommon to hear me talk about my weekend projects, hobbies, being a dad (Four Kids!), being a husband (13 Years!), or my favorite book or TV show. So here are the top ten things you need to know about me:

  1. I have a family of six, and I am proud to raise them here in Western Washington. After living in other parts of the country for 10 years going to school, I am so glad to be back and make it my home again!
  2. I’m a huge fan of reality TV. Whether it is Survivor, Master Chef or Shark Tank, I can’t get enough! YouTube is pretty amazing too.
  3. I think Amazon Prime has changed my life. Period!
  4. I love stories! I always have at least one audio book going. A lot of young adult fiction and fantasy. I’d highly recommend anything from Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Rick Riordan or Brandon Mull. 
  5. I’m impressed with my ability to make myself laugh. Many times I may be the only one… what can I say? Hearing my kids laugh is 10x better, though!
  6. I once lost the front wheel of my truck at 70mph and skidded to a stop on an off ramp somewhere near Pendleton, OR. It was like a scene from The Love Bug, watching my tire bounce down the highway.
  7. I’m crazy about pizza. I enjoy making my own, eating out, or ordering in. Sometimes I’m picky, but on the other hand, what can really mess up cheese and bread? The Hub is one of my favorite places! I’ve got plans already for a woodfired pizza oven that I will build someday. I might put one in my parents’ back yard first as an experiment.
  8. One of my dreams is having a small hobby farm. You know, a cow and a few chickens, maybe a couple pigs. The milk would be awesome. I’d like to learn how to make cheese for my pizza, and of course ice cream!
  9. I'd also like to have a boat, or three. I’m pretty sure that my wife will be just as excited to get one too! Fishing, skiing, wakeboarding, or tubing, I like to do it all. Oh, and I really want to learn how to sail.
  10. I’m a very curious person. My interests range from technology to furniture making to snowboarding to bee keeping. I think my list of interests and hobbies could go on forever, but I’ll stop at ten. 

And I'll also include the obligatory mention of training, background, and licensure:

After completing my Master's in Community Counseling in 2009 at Gonzaga University, I moved my family to Memphis Tennessee, where I completed my Doctorate in Counseling Psychology at The University of Memphis. I then completed my Pre-doctoral internship at the University of North Dakota's Counseling Center. I am now licensed by the Washington State Department of Health as a Licensed Psychologist #PY60506224.