Jason: from the Greek name Iατωv (Iason), which was derived from Greek ιατθαι (iasthai) "to heal".
Prior to joining the team at Elements Wellness, an affiliate of the Central Texas Attachment & Trauma Center (CTATC), Jason’s career considerations had included mountaineering, captaining a sea vessel, and/or writing romance novels. These specializations, however, were not aligned with Jason’s educational pursuits; for which he was passionate.
Jason received a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University and earned a M.A. in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. He also holds an Equine-Assisted Mental Health Practitioner certificate from the University of Denver. Jason is currently credentialed as a LPC-Intern in Texas and practices under the supervision of the CTATC’s own Suzette Lamb, LPC-S. Additionally, Jason is credentialed as a LPC-Candidate (LPCC) in Colorado.
Jason specializes in adoption, attachment, and trauma and provides therapy for children and families age 7 and older. He is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Practitioner and is looking forward to undertaking training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and Circle of Security in 2017.
Jason also enjoys working within adventure and experiential therapeutic settings. To that end, he is pleased to be able to offer equine-assisted therapy within his practice, as well as other out-of-the-office experiences.
In addition to working with adoptive families, Jason is an international adoptive parent. He also travels internationally to work with children from hard places and to teach and consult on equine-assisted therapy. One such trip involved Jason giving a seminar on equine-assisted psychotherapy for mental health professionals in Kyiv, Ukraine; a first in that country.
Jason presently serves as the Vice-President of the Adoption Knowledge Affiliates, an adoption triad support and education group