“Help will always be given... to those that ask for it” -Albus Dumbledore (JK Rowlings)
Having graduated from University of Iowa with a degree in Psychology and Anthropology, Jason worked in adolescent treatment and behavioral supported community living for individuals with intellectual disabilities supporting clients that had experienced significant trauma, abuse, and misunderstanding. He helped them define their goals, learn social and coping skills, and recognize the social and systemic impact of their behaviors and the people around them. This guided him to a collaborative approach to health and successful outcomes for the people he sits with and motivated him to broaden his field of work with all people.
As a therapist, Jason strives to meet each client where they are with empathy, curiosity, and compassion in order to uncover hidden barriers that prevent them from reaching their goals. He believes although there is no right way to heal, clarity and health are possible and people tend to move towards their needs, ambitions, and desires, but can sometimes become stuck or lost in the cloud of oppressive and unhelpful thoughts and emotions. A key part of Jason's approach is the idea of self-transformation, including identifying mistakes and learning from them, redefining our ideas around self who and what we are, based on our experiences, perspectives, and lived realities in a space that is safe and free from judgement. He believes that through collaboration success can be achieved.
When not in the clinic, Jason enjoys movies and fantasy, reading and podcasts, going on long sweeping drives, spending time with his family and friends, Painting and Photography, and lawn work and gardening.
To schedule an appointment with Jason, please call the Olson MFT Clinic at 319-368-6493
Men’s idea of masculinity as it pertains to mental health and relational issues
Couples and relational therapy
Grief and Loss
Intellectual Disability counseling
Autism Spectrum and Neurodiversity