Jason Waterman | LMSW, Meditation Teacher
Jason is passionate about helping people deal with issues of anxiety, depression, addiction, habit change, self-compassion, shame, and finding purpose in life. Jason is skilled with a wide range of clients, with experience lending itself specifically to working with men, late teens, young adults/couples, and athletes.
Jason offers a non-judgmental, collaborative exploration where clients can tap into their own capacity to heal, accept, and love themselves and others. Jason uses practical tools and skill development that he helps clients work on. His clients can expect to be both cared for and challenged to heal and grow.
Jason uses an eclectic therapeutic approach, catering his sessions to the needs of each client. He draws upon a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy and more. He uses a trauma-informed approach that believes healing occurs in the mind and the body.
Jason is fascinated by how the human mind works – why do we think, speak, and act the way that we do and how do those pieces relate to one another? Who are we? What makes a life meaningful and happy? He uses an intensive Buddhist meditation practice to explore these questions in his own life, and his previous career explored these questions through behavioral economic analysis for major corporations, but he now finds great reward applying this passion towards helping others find happiness within themselves in a therapeutic setting.
A certified mindfulness meditation teacher, Jason has taught meditation to individuals and groups in settings ranging from prisons to Fortune 500 companies. His interest in meditation began while dealing with untenable stress he felt as an NCAA Division One Academic All-American athlete, but the passion fully blossomed while living in Southeast Asia, originally going on a US Fulbright Grant but staying to practice meditation in intensive Buddhist retreat settings throughout the region. He currently offers spiritual/meditation teaching to incarcerated populations for the DC Department of Corrections, in hospice care for Montgomery County Hospice, and in a women’s shelter.
In his spare time, Jason enjoys training for his first ultramarathon, rock climbing, and playing with shadows on the wall for his cat to chase.
- $190 for Individual Sessions
- $200 for Couples
- $240 for Families
For those in need of financial assistance, please ask about a sliding scale and reduced rate sessions.
Jason is only available for virtual appointments.