Jake Ernst (he/him) is a writer, educator, and therapist in Toronto, Canada. Jake is a social worker and psychotherapist. He is interested in unexplored feelings, unprocessed trauma, and unmet attachment needs in childhood adolescence and adulthood as catalysts for mental unhealth and unwellness. Through his writing, Jake seeks to explore the bold and vulnerable experiences which are rarely told or brought to the forefront.
Straight Up Health offers teens and young adults access to approachable, empowering mental health care. We aim to modernize traditional therapy settings, and support youth in building resilience and confidence. We work to break down stigma and normalize support, providing connective and personalized therapy options on a case-by-case basis.