Dr. Zvonka Jakopovic


About Me

"Recognizing that you are not where you want to be is a starting point to begin changing your life." - Deborah Day
Welcome to the Better Help community! I congratulate you for reaching out for help, as this is the first step in taking control of your life. My name is Zvonka Jakopovic. My colleagues and clients usually call me Dr. J. I am a mental health professional with almost 30 years of experience working in various settings. I earned my masters and my doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, and worked for 13 years in a Department for Protection of Family, providing couple and family counseling. My goal is to aid clients in developing the psychological tools needed to deal with complicated feelings and situations. I look forward to seeing you overcome obstacles and sharing your journey with you!
• Stress, Anxiety
• Trauma
• Grief and loss
• Depression
• Self-esteem
• Family/couple issues
• Dealing with chronic/terminal health issues
Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Gottman Method, Family Systems Therapy.
Years of Experience: 29

Also experienced in:
Relationship issues, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Communication problems, Mood Disorders, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Panic Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress, End of life issues.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video






LPC #60904 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Written by B.R. on May 25, 2021 after counseling with Zvonka for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr J has provided us with many profound insights into ourselves and the way we relate to each other. We've made good progress identifying and working to resolve the issues in our relationship. It's fair to say that Dr J helped us to gain the means to save our relationship when we'd both almost given up hope.

I cannot recommend Dr. Jakopvic highly enough, just an outstanding therapist.

Written by L.E. on May 14, 2021 after counseling with Zvonka for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Jakopovic is very friendly and easy to work with. I'm so glad that we were linked up with her through ReGain.

Written by C.A. on Jan 19, 2021 after counseling with Zvonka for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

My husband and I have seen multiple counselors, and never had a great experience, so we were both skeptical going into our first session with Dr. J. To our surprise, she immediately zeroed in on some of our core issues, and asked valuable questions and offered great advice. I would recommend Dr. J (and already have) to any loved ones seeking marriage counseling.