"Accepting ourselves for who we are in the moment is key to healing and even change. I like to say to feel is to heal. My relationship with you will be built on acceptance in a judgment-free environment, where you are free to feel and to heal."
Jason Blankenship is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) in the state of Missouri and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Kansas under the supervision of Dr. Jeff Peterson, PhD. He provides general psychotherapeutic care with a special focus on grief and loss, anger, self-esteem, adults who were abused as children, and the forgiveness process.
Jason is also a therapist at Cottonwood Springs Addiction and Behavioral Hospital in Olathe, Kansas. There, he leads both psychoeducational and process group therapy sessions and delivers individual treatment plans in the inpatient units.
An Arkansas native, he holds two graduate degrees from the University of Arkansas, a Master of Arts in English literature and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. He previously worked at a non-profit mental health agency that provides in-school mental health services in Northwest Arkansas, where his caseload consisted of children and adolescents in individual, group, and family settings. As a counseling student, Jason received the Deaton Scholarship, was named outstanding intern, and presented at the Arkansas Counseling Association (ArCA) Conference on death and bereavement in same-sex partner relationships.
Prior to becoming a counselor, Jason spent his professional career in higher education, in academic and scholarship advising and as an instructor at the university and community college settings. He has served as a college and career coach supporting high school juniors and seniors in anticipation of their transition to higher education or the workforce, while also addressing issues of motivation, goals, and accountability, along with practical skills like resumes, applications, and interviewing.
Jason is a member American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA). Within ACA, he is a part of the divisions of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) and the Association of Humanistic Counseling (ACH).