Jason Medina is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over twenty years of experience working with people from different backgrounds to help them overcome life’s obstacles through an approach that integrates motivation, values, and performance.
Jason began his work in the human services field at age nineteen. Over the last twenty-one years, he has worked with a variety of populations in different settings including outpatient day programs for developmentally disabled children and adults, geriatric in-home services, community services for at-risk youth, and summer camp program development. For the last ten years Jason oversaw the implementation and supervision of evidence-based juvenile justice and child welfare therapy and case management programs.
In 1998 he earned a Bachelor Degree in the Psychology of Religion from Burlington College in Vermont. In 2005 Jason received a Master Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) at Bastyr University.
Jason is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington state since 2005 (LH 00011166).
He is a specialist in data-driven, evidence-based programs, and has served as a family therapist and clinical supervisor for Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and other family service programs for high-risk clients. Jason has extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapeutic interventions, couples counseling, and community supervision protocols for child welfare/juvenile justice. He specializes in cultural competency and inclusion programs that address issues of diversity and difference in the workplace.
Jason has developed an integrated therapeutic model for families, couples, and individuals looking to improve the quality of their relationships. This model can also be applied to athletes, musicians, and artists who seek to harness their peak performance without the destructive behaviors that often fuel their passions. Jason currently provides supervision, consultation, training, and support services to family therapists, juvenile probation officers, and child welfare workers.
In addition to his work with evidence-based programs, Jason is an adjunct faculty member of Saybrook University’s Leadership Institute of Seattle. He teaches master’s level courses in ethics and law, solution-focused therapeutic techniques, crisis intervention, and research methods of family therapy.
Jason also enjoys tennis, disc golf, music, cooking, and time spent with his wife, two daughters, and extended family.