Meet Jason Carrasco MSc., RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist 

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

Hi, I'm Jason!

 

I am a Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, Co-Founder of this clinic...and above all else, I am human just like you. 

 

The way I work with clients is very person-centred, and collaborative. I recognize how we do not live in isolation. We all live in the context of much larger systems and multiple relationships that inevitably have an impact on how we experience the world. As a result, it was important for me to create a space for people to be supported for who they are, and not reduce them to a list of mental health symptoms. 

I like to keep things fair, down-to-earth, respectful, and equitable while creating an anti-oppressive space with clients to talk about the things that really matter to you. 

I draw from different therapeutic modalities in order to best fit your needs. As an integrative therapist, my influences come from  Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gottman Method Couple Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.   

As a therapist, it is my goal to uphold my values and beliefs in the work that I do with my clients. I believe in being honest and authentic as a person, while also being skilled, knowledgeable, and resourceful as a clinician. 

 

I strive to maintain an open and honest dialogue with my clients in a way that speaks to who we are and honours our experiences. I do not believe in a robotic or prescriptive way of being. Rather, it is my hope that in every interaction that I have with clients I am able to do so in the most human way possible. In a way that highlights honesty, advocacy, and empathy, while also upholding your dignity and decency as a human being. 

 

Additionally, as I also value professional development – I continue to improve and hone my clinical skills through lifelong learning by attending different trainings, workshops, and research that is paramount to the continuous improvement of my clinical proficiency.  

As I continue to work as a therapist, it is my mission to use these values as a means to help my clients feel safe, heard, respected, understood, and to feel like themselves.

Some of the things I've helped clients work through include:

 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Infidelity

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Stress Management

  • Sexual Dysfunctions

  • Thoughts of suicide 

  • LGBT-Focused Issues

  • Emotional Regulation ​

  • and more...

 

Please feel free to reach out if you are ready to start working together or if you have other questions! 

Credentials
  • MSc. Couple & Family Therapy - University of Guelph 

  • BASc. (Hons) Adult Development, Minor in Family & Child Studies - University of Guelph

  • Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program - University of Guelph

  • Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

  • Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Professional Development
  • Gottman Method Couple Therapy Level 1 Training 

  • Gottman Method Couple Therapy Level 2 Training 

  • CAMFT Webinar presented by Dr. Sue Johnson - "Working with difficult couples" 

  • OAMFT Workshop presented by Dr. Stan Tatkin - PACT: a Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy

  • Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training

  • Gottman Webinar presented by Laura Heck, LMFT - "How to do Gottman Method Online"

  • Gottman Method Couple Therapy: Couples and Addiction Recovery

  • Gottman Method Couple Therapy: Treating Affairs and Trauma 

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship Training

  • Motivational Interviewing Foundational Training 

Professional Associations
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario - Registered Psychotherapist (RP)

  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association - Professional Member

  • Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy - Registered Marriage & Family Therapist (RMFT)

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