Jason Vandewater

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About Me

I am a multistate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with an Associates Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling and a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from SUNY Stony Brook. I have been providing mental health and substance abuse treatment in both in-patient and outpatient non-profit settings for over 19 years. My primary focus has been on providing services to the most vulnerable individuals within our community. Working with people is a passion and I look forward to using my clinical skills to support relationship and personal goals.
I believe that through motivational interviewing and the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance abuse can be successful. Counseling is focused on developing and reaching relationship goals. In addition to overall mental health treatment, I work with couples to create concrete goal plans with tangible action steps. This includes helping couples with life and career changes by providing coaching style interventions for work/life-related growth. I provide focused interventions that help couples accomplish the goals that are most important to their relationship. Honoring and supporting personal goals allows for new growth and increased knowledge. This therapeutic approach focuses on encouraging and assisting individuals and couples to develop perseverance, become more flexible, and increase self-worth through evidence based social work modalities

I look forward to speaking with you soon!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #079967 (Expires: 2023-08-31)

LCSW #SW18180 (Expires: 2023-03-03)

LCSW #C014208 (Expires: 2023-08-17)


Written by J.O. on Nov 28, 2021 after therapy with Jason for 6 months on issues concerning relationship

I have really appreciated Jason’s insights and support through one of the more difficult aspects of my life. Jason has helped me garner a more effective understanding of my growth areas and develop new strategies to address them.

Written by J.A. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Jason for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

In both my individual and couples sessions with Jason, I have grown as a person and become more knowledgeable of myself and my relationship with my wife.