As a director and therapist of family services, Jason currently develops, oversees, and facilitates programming and therapy for the families at Trails Carolina, to help parents, siblings, and extended family members be a vital part to the growth and the healing process that the student undertakes. Jason has worked with adolescents and families in a number of therapeutic settings and programs including residential programs, schools, outpatient and private practice. Over the past decade, Jason has worked as one of the founders of bringing wilderness therapy and family therapy together. He has trained with some of the leading therapist in the field of family therapy. Jason has also participated in the research and assessment of family therapy work, both within the wilderness field as well as contributing to family assessment development, research articles in family therapy, and outcome studies. Jason has facilitated workshops and presentations on family work through the US and Canada.
Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter hiking and traveling. Jason is an avid photographer of both people and landscapes. He has also recently taken up CrossFit. Jason volunteers at local animal shelters and with the Red Cross disaster response as a mental health volunteer.
Jason has a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy/Child & Family Studies, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Parenting Educator, Distance Certified Counselor, Love & Logic Facilitator, and Myers Briggs Practitioner.
It is not about the individual on the journey of healing, but rather the whole family embarking on the journey together that can be healing. In order to teach your child in the way go, be willing to go that way yourself.