About Excelsior Mental Health Services:
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
I provide services for:
Adolescent Mental Health
Men's Mental Health
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NM (Commercial and Medicaid)
Magellan (Commercial and Medicaid)
Presbyterian (Commercial and Medicaid)
Western Sky (Medicaid)
I offer both in-office and telehealth sessions.
I offer sessions after school/work.
I have immediate openings and am currently accepting both self-pay clients and insurance.
Hi! My name is Jason Wyatt. I graduated from New Mexico State University in 2009 with a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance and have been a full-time practicing clinician ever since. In that time I have developed a number of specializations and areas of expertise including PTSD and complex trauma, adolescent mental health, men’s mental health with an emphasis on fathering, and the treatment of problem sexual behaviors in adolescents. I also have extensive post-graduate training in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.
As a therapist my driving passions are to de-stigmatize mental health and advocate for mental health services, not just as a means of addressing mental illness but as tools for self-exploration, healing, and growth. To that end, at Excelsior Mental Health Services I provide a broad range of client-centered mental health services, all of which are aimed at providing both education and support while working to destigmatize mental illness and promote counseling as a means to a better, more satisfying and comfortable life for everyone regardless of a person’s race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or income level. That being said, I always strive to be a good ally and provide a safe space for the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ members of my community.
Utilizing a client-centered approach combined with the most up-to-date cognitive behavioral techniques I strive to create an environment of acceptance and compassion where you can feel comfortable showing up as your whole self, being exactly who you are, without worrying about feeling judged or dismissed, and where you can fully come to understand and accept yourself. I truly believe that it is through acceptance and compassion for ourselves that we are able to grow and heal because it is through acceptance and compassion that we feel safe enough to explore and overcome the things that bring us to therapy to begin with.
As Carl Rogers said, “…when I accept myself as I am, then I can change”. With that in mind I frequently utilize a person’s personal interests as vehicles to self-discovery, healing, and growth. This can include using pop culture such as comic books and music, writing, visual art, literature, or even movies and television shows as tools to healing when combined with appropriate clinical techniques. I also love to bring therapy outside of the office, when it is safe and appropriate to do so, through a relatively new method called walk and talk therapy.
I know that the change and healing process can be scary and uncomfortable but is often made easier when we feel that we are able to truly accept and be ourselves, feel fully accepted for who we are, and are given the opportunity to explore our challenges in a safe and caring environment. It is my job to create the environment, the relationship, and provide the tools to do just that.