"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, life transitions, and adults who were abused as children.
Prior to joining a private practice, Jason 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. Additionally, he was a therapist at a behavioral hospital, leading both psychoeducational and process group therapy sessions and delivering individual treatment plans in 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 spent his professional career in higher education in academic and scholarship advising and as an instructor in 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 has presented on LGBTQ-related issues including awareness and sensitivity trainings and death and bereavement in same-sex partner relationships, as well as grief and loss.
Jason is a member of the following national and local organizations:
American Counseling Association (ACA)
American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)
Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
Grief Support Network (GSN)
Greater Kansas City Psychological Association
Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center (GKCPI)
LGBT-Affirming Therapist Guild