Jason earned a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. His training includes work at The Maple Counseling Center, Los Angeles, where he conducted ongoing psychotherapy with adults and couples, ages 21-65 navigating various struggles, including: Bi-Polar Disorder, Generational Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Marital Conflict, and Relationship and Career Concerns. Jason also facilitated Group Psychotherapy for those seeking more meaningful relationships. During this time, Jason was a member of The Maple Center Child and Family Program where he worked with children ages 2-11 using psychodynamic play therapy. This work included parents and families, with whom Jason utilized mindful reflection, and psychoeducation, to address the challenges of parenting. Jason also served as a clinician at the Westside JCC, where he worked with pre-school aged children, collaborated with parents and teachers, and utilized psychodynamic observation and assessment strategies. His practice with children has greatly informed his ongoing work with adults, where he incorporates mindfulness, self-reflection, and a complex understanding of personality development.
Additionally, Jason is a member of the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS) Student Society, is certified in the Reflective Parenting Method, has trained intensively at Our House, Los Angeles in both Child/Adolescent and Adult Grief and Loss, and holds a Trauma-Focused CBT certification. Jason has worked with the BIPOC community in holding, exploring, and working to heal generational traumas. Jason considers anti-racist work and self-reflection a priority in his practice. As a first-generation American, Jason brings a multigenerational lens to his work and can conduct therapy in both English and Russian, and most recently has volunteered with those of Ukrainian and/or Russian descent, both in the states and abroad, to navigate trauma and distress brought about by the current war.
With ongoing dedication to the Arts, Jason has had writings recognized by Writers Digest, The Sundance Institute, The O'Neill Conference, and more, and he is a National Scholar in the Arts (NFAA). He also volunteers with Reading to Kids, Los Angeles and The Boys and Girls Club of America, and holds a B.F.A with High Honors from DePaul University.
Jason is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#131532).
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