M.A., LPC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor
816-246-4465 ext 24
Jason received his undergraduate degree in 1996 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison followed by his Master of Arts in Counseling at Covenant Theological Seminary (St. Louis, MO) in 2003. He became a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri in 2006.
Jason entered full time private practice upon graduation and decided to pursue post master’s work in play therapy in 2006. He completed a Certificate in Play Therapy at MidAmerica Nazarene University (Olathe, KS) in 2007, where he also served as a clinical supervisor and adjunct instructor with the play therapy program.
Having spent his whole counseling career in private practice, Jason has had the privilege of working with a variety of ages and issues and is experienced in using a wide range of techniques. He is passionate about expressive therapies that engage both the body and brain in the therapeutic process. His primary clinical focus is working with children, adolescents and their families, but he welcomes clients of all ages who would be interested in an eclectic approach.
Regarding his therapeutic style, Jason has come to believe that clients often underestimate their own resources in the face of difficulty. He views the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative process where he and the client work together to find the “right tools for the job” and uses his clinical knowledge and experience to tailor therapy to their specific needs.
Jason loves the outdoors and can be found hiking, biking and rock climbing as time permits. Also, he greatly enjoys listening to and playing music. He is also active in scouting with his son and spending time with his wife enjoying the many wonderful people and places of Kansas City.
Tuesday-Thursday 12pm -8pm
Friday 10am -5pm
Saturday 9:30am - 3:30pm
EMDR Training: Effectively Treat Trauma and Move Clients Forward - January 2019
Connecting with a Disconnected Teen: Play Therapy with the iGeneration
Multiculturally Competent Supervision: Let’s Talk About Gender & Culture in Play!
Parents as Healers: Dynamic Ways to Integrate Caregivers in Play Therapy
Reality Play Therapy Interventions: Real Play for Real Life
Responding to Tragedy & Mass-Scale Disaster Play Therapy
“Sense-sational” Play Therapy: Considerations for Sensory Processing-Related Challenges
Using Play Therapy Techniques to Teach Conflict Management Skills
When Family Time Becomes a Battle Zone: Play Therapy with Children Affected by High-Conflict Divorce
Writing Goals & Objectives for Play Therapy Treatment Planning
Dan Siegel on Interpersonal Neurobiology