Jason Drake, LCSW-S, BCN
Personal, Educational, & Professional Background
Since 2003, I've had the privilege of counseling and helping teens, young adults, and families with therapeutic services. At the same time, I've been blessed to be a parent to my two teen boys. Over the years, I've experienced the ups and downs, celebrated happy times, and stood by them during tough moments.
Because of this mix of professional knowledge and personal experience, I can better understand and empathize with my clients. It helps me relate to them and provide the support they need as they work through their own journey of healing and personal growth.
I decided to work with teens, young adults, and families because of my own difficult experiences during my teenage years. Back in the late 80's to early 90's, it wasn't considered okay to talk openly about emotional and behavioral challenges. Even in my family, we didn't talk about these things. Also, going to a counselor was seen as something to be ashamed of, unlike nowadays when it's more accepted and understood.
As a teen, dealing with these complex matters all by myself was really tough. It made me feel overwhelmed and caused heartache, worry, fear, and stress for my parents. As a result, I experienced feelings of hopelessness, anger, depression, and anxiety. These emotions led to behavior problems as well. It was a difficult and challenging time for both me and my family.
Back then, there were solutions available, but I didn't know how to find them. Just having the chance to spend time with a teen counselor could have made a big difference for me and my family in dealing with my challenges.
Unfortunately, that didn't happen, and those struggles continued into my young adult years. Now, when I look back, I realize how much better it would have been if I could have addressed and resolved those issues during my teen years. It could have made a significant positive impact on my life.
My own journey has given me both personal understanding and the determination to assist other teens and families in finding the answers they need. My aim is to help you as a teen, as a young adult, and your family overcome your challenges and find resolutions.
Your story doesn't have to be defined by emotional or behavioral difficulties. Let us work together to pave a different path for you. There are solutions, there is hope, and there is healing.
We are here to support your teen, young adult, and your family, guiding you away from unnecessary heartache caused by emotional and behavioral struggles. Together, we can make a positive change in your lives.
From the time I started college I knew I wanted to be a teen therapist, young adult counselor, and family therapist. In part due to my own experiences as a teen and young adult. And in larger part, I found that I could build trust and rapport quickly with teens and young adults.
In 2002, I graduated from Weber State University, Suma Cum Laude, majoring in Clinical Social Work and a minor in Psychology.
I went on to pursue my Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work and graduated in 2003 Magna Cum Laude.
From 2003 on, my focus, intention, and work has been in providing therapeutic services to teenagers, young adults, and families!
In my career, I have had many opportunities to focus on helping teens, young adults, and families. I have worked with teens and young adults from families of important people like C-Suite Executives, Doctors, Attorneys, successful entrepreneurs, and business owners, both in the United States and internationally (places like China and Morocco).
I've also had the chance to work with teens who have experienced abuse or neglect, supporting them through their difficult journey.
I worked as a therapist providing In-home Family Counseling in Miami, Dade & Broward Counties.
I also served as a therapist in an Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, helping with day treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient substance abuse treatment for teens, young adults, and families.
Additionally, I worked as a therapist in a private pay Residential Treatment for teens, including gifted and talented teens, in Utah and Idaho. These teens faced challenges such as:
I've also been a therapist and administrator for a Non-profit Residential Treatment Center for teens who have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and/or neglect, as well as victims of child sex trafficking. These teens often dealt with PTSD and complex, developmental trauma.
I knew exactly what I wanted to focus on from the beginning of my career, and that clarity has helped me stay dedicated to my path in teen counseling, young adult counseling, and family therapy. My lifelong pursuit and specialization in these areas have given me opportunities to help many over the years.
Advance Practices & Specialty Training: Teen Therapy, Young Adult Counseling, & Family Therapy
As a teen therapist, young adult counselor, and family counselor, I've had the privilege of receiving specialized training in research-supported approaches that are proven to produce change more efficiently.
Since starting my career in 2003, I have been trained in the following approaches:
Stages of Change (SoC)
I have taken additional advanced practice and specialty trainings, which allow me to reach and help a broader group of teens, young adults, and families.
I understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach that works for everyone. That's why I have received training in various teen therapy, young adult therapy, and family counseling approaches. This diversity of training enables me to personalize the therapy for each teen, young adult, and family I work with.
In addition to the best practices approaches I use, I have also been trained in and have experience with the following advanced practice, specialty counseling approaches:
By incorporating these advanced practice and specialty counseling approaches, I aim to provide individualized and effective support to teens, young adults, and families on their path towards healing and personal growth.
Specializing in Teen, Young Adult, & Family Therapy: Sugar Land, Texas
Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling is a counseling practice that specializes in teen therapy, young adult therapy, and family therapy. When exploring options for therapy for your teen or young adult, we are here to help.
Our Sugar Land office is conveniently located off of US 90 and Dairy Ashford Road in Sugar Land, Texas.
We also have our office in Katy. Katy Teen & Family Counseling in located in Katy, TX, where we also specialize in teen, young adult, couples, and family counseling. We are conveniently located off ofI-10 and the 99-feeder road in Katy, TX.
You don't need to wait any longer. These challenges do not have to follow your child into their adult years. If you are ready to start, all you need to do is follow these 3 simple steps:
Contact Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling.
Speak with one of our teen and young adult therapists.
Start today in ridding your life of emotional barriers that keep you stuck.
Other Services Offered at Our Sugar Land Office of Teen & Family Counseling
Peak performance (optimal academic brain performance)
Peak performance (optimal athletic brain performance)
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Therapy for Anxiety
Therapy for Social Anxiety
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR therapy) For:
Teen trauma treatment
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) For: