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jason

Hello

Therapy is a space where you can explore yourself and all of the intricacies that are you. It is a courageous endeavor that takes vulnerability, transparency, and accountability. Helping people discover more about themselves is work I am deeply passionate about. It’s a privilege to ally with you and help you determine for yourself the next best steps.

 

I enjoy using a mix of modalities and interventions to encourage thoughtful reflection and growth with my clients. This approach is skills-focused and strength-based. I am most interested in what you want for yourself and how you envision therapy can help.

My Approach to Therapy

First and foremost, I am a Strength-Based Therapist. Throughout the various populations I have worked with, I always return to a focus on one’s strengths. This approach helps people invest their emotional and cognitive bandwidth toward a mindset of growth. I want to help you understand what makes you amazing and uniquely “you”.  My goal in this is to help you find your own creative solutions when tackling any challenge life may present. 

Treatment and Tools in Therapy:

Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety: Understanding how anxiety impacts our life is brave work. It takes introspection and vulnerability to examine our worries and their beginnings. It takes similar courage to decide how we allow anxiety to impact our life. I appreciate exploring this process with individuals who struggle with any range of anxiety disorders.

 

Depression: I feel privileged to speak with folks who hold depression in their lives. Allowing yourself to be seen and understood can feel impossible when struggling with all of the barriers that depression can bring. This is why it is so important. I love exploring how life can be meaningful for others and helping people re-discover their OWN values. These are the conversations that help people feel seen and take on the next day.

Faith Deconstruction

Our faith, values, and personal beliefs provide depth to our experience and meaning to our journey. Many have found peace, purpose, and belonging in religious spaces. Many have found the opposite. Many have found both! Regardless of where your spirituality is as of today, I want to hear about it. I love hearing my clients discuss beliefs they are adopting, evolving, or shifting away from. It is ALL growth. I enjoy fostering  a space that is inviting and judgement-free. Uncertainty, doubt, and deep spiritual questions are all fair game here. Come discuss what you may be nervous to say out loud to the flock. 

ACT

Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, or ACT is a modality I gravitated toward immediately as a social worker. ACT does not focus on symptom-reduction, nor does it focus on any direct attempt to fix or change what you feel. ACT focuses on helping you develop psychological flexibility and goals that align with your own values. ACT challenges one’s need to control and promotes a mindful approach in the next steps you want to take. 

LGBTQ+

Navigating relationships, identity, and belonging can feel incredibly challenging. I have spent time providing therapy for the LGBTQ+ community and have been honored to hear the unique complexity this community holds. I focus on affirming care that help individuals claim power and authority in who they want to be and who they want to be with. 

DBT & CBT

I am competent using both modalities within a therapy and treatment setting. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy often complement one another. These modalities are supported by mountains of evidence-based research and provide practical and helpful tools to reduce maladaptive thoughts and behaviors.

Narrative Therapy

I am not the expert. YOU are the expert regarding your own life and narrative you want to create for it. Narrative therapy re-frames the experiences you have as “stories” and can reduce the weight of negative emotions we carry. Narrative therapy helps us view negative behaviors and emotions through a lens of “something we hold” instead of “something we are”. 

Example: “Jason is thoughtless and selfish” vs. “Jason is a person who, at times, has done thoughtless and selfish things”.

Critical-Thought Development

Every one of us fall into patterns of bias, prejudice, and ideological narrative. We’re wired to! It is how our brain functions to help us navigate our lives. The natural consequence, however, is that we can fall into an array of thinking errors (black/white thinking, catastrophizing, filtering, etc.). Critical thinking helps us examine our thoughts through the lens of a curious scientist. We navigate the variables that inform our thoughts/narratives and assess if they continue to benefit us. 

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