Jesse J. Owen


  • Faculty

What I do

Welcome to the Relationships and Psychotherapy Lab (RAP Lab) led by Dr. Jesse Owen, Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver. Our research seeks to contribute to the enhancement and understanding of couples' relationship functioning, as well as to develop a deeper understanding of the common and specific factors related to therapeutic effectiveness. An underlying assumption of our mission is that we contextualize our work through cross-cultural factors that are inherently interwoven with the lives of individuals, couples, and therapists.

Professional Biography

I play many roles in my life. I am passionate about mentoring students who want to pursue careers in academia. I have great partnerships with amazing companies including SonderMind, Inc; OrgVitals, Inc; Celesthealth, Inc. I am currently the Editor of Psychotherapy as well as the lead Psychologist at LifeLong Inc where I do psych assessments and conduct my private practice. Our development of the Multicultural Orientation framework is a major driving passion of mine.


  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology , University of Denver, 2005
  • MA, Mental Health Counseling , University of Miami, 2001
  • BS, Psychology , Ball State University, 1999

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Licensed Psychologist


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