Hello! My name is Jason (He/Him) and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington and New York State.
I specialize in working with people of color, LGBTQ+ wellness, and relationship issues including family, peer, and interpersonal conflicts. I currently work with adults and young adults (18+); I have worked with many university students as a former academic advisor and counselor, and understand the stressors related to higher education and post-graduate expectations. Other areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
Childhood and Sexual Trauma
Grief & Loss
As a gay person of color, I understand there are many details and sensitivities that can be overlooked by society at large - including intergenerational pressures, conflicting gender roles and expectations, and intersectional identities and tensions. Understanding these nuances, I strive to be open, respectful, and empathic with all peoples regardless of race, culture, class, gender identities, religion, sexual orientations, and relationship beliefs .
I am first generation Asian American. I graduated from New York University’s Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness program in 2009 where I received 300+ hours of practicum and supervision working with primarily first generation university students. I also received 3000+ hours of experience working in a community-based mental health setting with multi-ethnic families and adults. My work brought me to a small group practice working primarily with women from various backgrounds and LGBTQ people of color. I enjoy hiking, cooking, and hanging out with my dog, Peanut.
Finding a therapist can be a difficult task. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
LMHC, Washington State Department of Health, #LH 60824625
LMHC, New York State Office of Professions, #006460
National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors, #667798
MA, Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness, New York University
BA, Communication, University of Southern California
Seattle Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program