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My name is Dr. Jason Hart and I am a clinical psychologist practicing in beautiful and historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania. At my office in Doylestown, I work with clients to better understand their life situations in order to help them resolve dilemmas and establish a lifestyle that is consistent with their values, strengths, and personal goals.
“Mental Health” has become a buzz word in the medical profession and in our national media. Adjustments related to mental health are often times considered to be the cause or the solution to so many of our problems as individuals and in society as a whole. Poor mental health can be implicated in medical noncompliance, addiction, professional burnout, marital dissatisfaction, self harm, and the list goes on and on.
But what is this elusive “mental health”? What is it that we’re actually talking about when we suggest that an individual is suffering from mental health problems or crises? The truth is that when we actually speak directly with the patient, the individual living with this failing mental health, we find a human being who is lacking either the capacities or strategies to handle the circumstances of their life in a manner that would allow them to be content, adaptive, or function optimally.
I work with adults of all ages and am often sought out by clients between the ages of 18 and 45, known in popular culture as "Millenials" and "Generation X". My clients seek out my services during life transitions, crises, or due to a longstanding sense of dissatisfaction that often impacts mood and heightens anxiety.
I listen to my patients, discuss the complexities and subtleties of their lives in vivid detail. I want to do this, because I have the time and training to do this complicated work, and because the better I can understand a human being and their life situation, the more effective I can be at helping them to resolve their dilemmas and establish a lifestyle that is consistent with their values, strengths, and personal goals.
My work is committed to an understanding of the individual from a holistic perspective. Cultural, religious, identity and spiritual factors all coalesce into the development of each individual's life story and personality. It is within this complex interplay of factors from which both our problems and their solutions arise.
This is the heart of my work understanding a person’s existential condition in order to develop behavioral strategies that better establish harmony between who they know themselves to be and their life situation.
Education & Training
Name: Dr. Jason Hart, PsyD
Degree: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Licensing: Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania
Year Graduated: 2014
University: Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, Widener University
Undergraduate Education: B.A.s in Anthropology & Religious Studies, Penn State University
- Swarthmore College Counseling Center
(August 2013 – May 2014)
- Practiced individual outpatient psychotherapy at small liberal arts college’s counseling center
- Fairmount Behavioral Health
(June 2012 – June 2013)
- Practiced short term individual therapy on adolescent female unit in a large inpatient behavioral health hospital
- Temple University’s Tuttleman Counseling Services
(August 2014 – February 2017)
- Conducted individual outpatient counseling within a fast paced, high volume, large university counseling center
Private Practice Information
Fee: $80/session, sliding scale available (8/4/2017)
Insurances: Out of Network reimbursement, (I work with clients to receive reimbursement for services via “Out of Network” insurance programs that many insurers provide).
- Doylestown Borough (Primary)
- Philadelphia (Secondary)
- Clinical Diagnosis(DSM V)
- Psychological assessment
Modalities: Individuals / Couples (Yes! I offer and enjoy relationship and marriage counseling!)
Client Focus: Young(er) Adults (18 to 45 years old)
- Professional burnout
- Legal involvement
- College counseling
- Life transitions
- Relationship crises/dissatisfaction
- Independent living
- “Spiritual emergencies”
- Cultural/political adjustment
- Intercultural/interfaith concerns
- Religious/spiritual concerns
- Major traumas
- Personal traumas
- Grief & loss
- Communication issues and skills
- Self-structure/coping strategy development Generation specific issues:
- Millenials” & Generation X
- Identity concerns and development
- LGBT issues
- Anxiety Disorders
- Depressive and Mood Disorders
- Autism Spectrum & more
- Existential (primary)
- Cognitive Behavioral (secondary)
Diagnoses Treated: Bereavement, Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, among others.
How I practice:
As a psychological practicioner I integrate a number of theories of practice and psychology and use these tailor a client focused counseling design for each of my individual patients. I use my education and person experience, knowledge of psychological theory and intervention to assist my clients continue to heal and grow.