Individuals, Couples & Family Therapist
Level II Restoration Therapist
Hello! My name is Jason Wilkinson and I help people find freedom from anxiety, depression, and improve communication in their relationships so they can live the type of lives they want to live. Human beings have a tremendous capacity to discover their own sense of healing and wholeness. Everyone, though, benefits from having a person to walk alongside of them to guide, listen, and encourage. This is what I do. I work with adolescents, professionals, and couples. We examine the internal messages and systems that keep you from a reaching your goals. Working together, we will develop a healthy path forward. Whether the struggle is with anxiety, depression, life transitions, job dissatisfaction, or a rough patch in a relationship, my goal is to help you find ways to succeed in facing the challenges that life brings.
I graduated from George Fox University with an MA in Marriage, Couples & Family Counseling and received an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. With nearly 20 years of experience working with adolescents, career-minded adults, and couples, I am passionate about helping people find wholeness through counseling.
It is my belief that the world benefits from people who are able to function with a great sense of contentment, wholeness, and self-efficacy — and that happy and healthy relationships with self and the significant others help us reach that state of being. My motivation in counseling is to help individuals find satisfaction and contentment with themselves and in their relationships, and thus make the world a healthier and better place.
In my spare time, you might find me playing with my family, watching baseball, hiking, reading, playing guitar, and trying to talk people out of running as a form of recreation (it just looks so painful).
WHAT TO EXPECT
How to Start Counseling and What is it Like?
After making an appointment for your first individual therapy or couples therapy session, you will receive an email confirming the appointment day and time. You will also receive an email with a link to create an account that will enable you to electronically fill out the necessary paperwork prior to our first session.
The first session will usually consist of you telling me your story. I will be asking some questions and taking notes. We will talk about the reason that you are seeking out counseling, as well as what your goals are for therapy.
My sessions tend to be interactive. I listen well and ask a lot of questions, but I also provides some direction during out time and offer guidance. I am very willing to sit with people in their pain, but also enjoy laughing when it is appropriate.
It is my hope to make the process of starting therapy as comfortable as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or want to know more about what therapy with me looks like.
PROFESSIONAL STATUS AND SUPERVISION
I am currently a Marriage Family Therapist Associate in the state of Oregon. I am working toward becoming a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I have completed a graduate program in the mental health field and have earned a Masters Degree. As a Marriage Family Therapist Associate, I work with clients while being supervised by a licensed mental health professional. In addition to meeting regularly with my supervisors, I am also committed to seeking consultation with other mental health professionals as needed. My supervisors’ names are Dr. Tara Sanderson (Licensed Psychologist #2324), and Dr. Michelle Engblom-Deglmann (LMFT #T1004). I am happy to further explain my supervision requirements if you would like.