Hello, I am Dr. Jason Newcomb. Please call me Jason. I have many years of experience working with all kinds of people with a variety of needs. Although I do have my doctorate, it is important to note that it is in leadership with an emphasis on coaching and not counseling or psychology; I don’t want to mislead you. I have 70 graduate hours in psychology and counseling courses. I have worked in mental health organizations with all kinds of people. I'm licensed in Montana but now live on the East Coast. I work during the day and communicate with my clients here primarily in the evenings. I typically respond sooner than 24 hours. If my times available for sessions do not fit your situation, please contact me about alternative appointment times.
I have always believed in Heaven and Hell since I was a little boy. In my early 20's, I was baptized, and I tried to live better. Sort of. It’s probably best to describe me as “lukewarm.” That persisted. I loved Jesus but loved what I was doing, too. When my wife and I married, we wanted to create our family in the church. Again, we became indifferent. Church wasn’t always convenient. With children, we did the same thing. Eventually, my wife and I had martial problems. We turned to a pastor for counseling. As we progressed, we joined the church. We felt led to attend elsewhere and began serving more in the church. We joined and became involved. We participated in Sunday school. We taught a couple’s class. We worked with couples in trying to improve their own marriages. Our children dedicated their lives to Christ and were baptized as well. As we grew in our faith, we felt called to move to Montana. The Lord blessed us to be able to do so twice. During the second move, my wife led a youth group. I helped with sound, recording, and social media while also serving on the pastoral advisory committee. We grew again. We felt called to move closer to home. So, we did. We moved completely on faith. We had no jobs, no housing—nothing. My wife had a second interview and I had a first on the same day. Our kids’ schools had already started. She ended up getting the job whereas I had to wait four months before finding work. This was quite humbling, as I had just graduated with my doctorate. Things were not going as planned. I prayed for intervention. God blessed me with an incredible job in which I get to serve and help community college students. I still maintain my license in Montana and wanted to put my skills to work in a different way, which led me here.
As a lay therapist/counselor, I am not ethically able to bring up my faith. Yet, I can live and practice according to the way Jesus wants me to. My name in Hebrew means “healer.” I knew at age 16 I wanted to go into psychology. The Lord has blessed me in being able to do so in many ways. I view what I do for a living as a calling. Sometimes when my clients bring up their faith, I can share tidbits with them about what has helped me. No matter the situation, I can treat everyone in a way I hope makes Jesus proud.
I believe my skills best match with those struggling adjusting, encountering stress or anxiety, need encouragement, dealing with grief, or experiencing some depression. My approach is to build a trusting, honest relationship with you. I want to provide you empathy and compassion while also being honest and real with you. I use an eclectic approach, primarily a mix of person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and REBT. I also use a lot of encouragement. I draw mostly from person-centered and cognitive/behavioral approaches to therapy. I like building rapport like Carl Rogers while using a gentle version of Albert Ellis’ REBT to challenge irrational beliefs. I have a pretty strong behavioral background, which I think works well in helping clients set realistic, achievable goals. My focus is on our relationship and empathy; however, I am future-thinking, which I believe helps with troubleshooting and goal-setting. Research has shown that having a solid therapeutic relationship often is supportive on a positive therapeutic outcome, which is a big reason why I emphasize the relationship. I can be flexible. I’ll depend on you to tell me what is working and what is not.
If my clients open the door, I’ll be honest and real with them. I share what helps me, which often is prayer and Scriptures. When I am working in a Christian setting, I am very open about my faith. God has blessed us again and again. He continues to blow us away. The least I can do is share that.
My life verse is Philippians 4:7: "And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
By partnering with me, I believe I can instill hope, restore confidence, and support you as you make the changes necessary to get you where you want to be. We will determine some realistic goals for you along with steps to help you achieve them. Just like having a gym membership doesn't make you fit, having a subscription here won't help you by itself. This will take work. You can do this, and I can help.
Thank you for trusting me.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
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Jason was a great help to me. He is very kind, respectful, understanding, and offers great tools.
Dr. Newcomb is such a wealth of information and always has just the right set of learning tools available to help me grow. He is very understanding, but also has no issue delicately offering a different perspective. A blessing to have him as a counselor.
Dr. Newcomb is very knowledgeable about the Word of God and what the Bible says on a topic. He pairs this with other resources, worksheets, and dialog in a way that makes perfect sense. He is great at helping a person to apply what they know and are learning to their lives. He is patient, compassionate, and gentle, but he also knows when to push a bit. I feel as if what I have to say matters. I also feel safe to discuss personal issues and difficulties. I am confident that he puts thought into his replies and they always line up with scripture. Highly recommend!
I am very happy with Dr. Newcomb's services. He has helped me find new spiritual and personal focus. I feel optimistic for the first time in years that things really will get better and improve.
Dr.Newcomb has found the perfect ballance between professional and personal. He's friendly and warm even via message. His knowledge is often referenced by recent relevant articles and the prayer he incorporates is not only spot on every time but very encouraging