Jason Carter is a therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Norwood, ON.
With over 15 years experience working with children/youth and families in various treatment settings (i.e., treatment foster care, residential care, and educational settings). As well as a graduate of Yorkville University who specializes in counselling/psychology. At the present time he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients.
Jason is an interactive therapist who utilizes various techniques such as cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, narrative therapy, solution focused therapy and art and play therapy as a collaborative approach to help his clients through various struggles that they are facing. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Therapy is to be an engaging experience where clients’ are given the opportunity to explore in greater depth their potentials. When a client is seen, I take into consideration where they are developmentally, socially, and intellectually, as well as other factors such as family history and their current environment (i.e., home, school, etc). What I want to emphasize with a client and draw out for them is their worth and how they have something specifically unique to offer their community despite any mental illness or disorders they may be struggling with.
In therapy, clients work collaboratively with me so they can gain a more thorough understanding about who they are and who they can be in different life situations. It is my belief that clients need to become comfortable with obstacles and to accept that different hurdles do happen in life, furthermore that clients’ can change how they see and feel about their life situations by accepting their current issues and committing to change.
Jason has a child and youth worker background, where he received his training from Humber College. From there he went to Trent University where he received a bachelor of honours by studying issues of diversity, ethnicity, gender, religion, oppression, segragation, bullying and social inequality in Canada. He then went onto complete his bachelor of education from Trent University from 2004 to 2006, and he recently completed his master's in counselling psychology.
Other Professional Roles
Currently, Jason is teaching part time at Fleming College in the Child and Youth Worker Program.
Jason is a member of the Ontario Association of Counsellors, Consultants, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists. Also he is a member of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors.