Mr. Jason Kniola, LMHC, LCAC, NCC

Hobart, Telehealth

Education

School:
Purdue University

Degree:
MS Mental Health Counseling

Additional Certificates:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
  • Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy (a Mindfulness-Based Technique)

Jason is a graduate of Purdue University, West Lafayette, where he received his Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling.  Jason is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and is licensed in Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).  In addition to these credentials, Jason underwent a 2-year training in Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy (a Mindfulness-Based Technique) along with multiple mindfulness and meditation workshops and retreats.   

Jason has been in the mental health field for over 20 years, with over 15 of those as a licensed therapist.  Throughout these years he has provided mental health services in a variety of settings, serving as Executive Director of Cary Home for Children in Lafayette, IN, providing counseling at counseling centers, consulting as Mental Health Director at Lake County Jail, providing supervision and instruction to masters counseling students and pre-licensed therapists, running residential and outpatient addictions groups, and conducting mindfulness and meditation workshops throughout Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan.  During this time, he has also counseled clients over 15 years of private practice.   

These experiences have provided Jason the opportunity to see clients ranging from children and adolescents through adults in individual, family, and group settings.  He has worked alongside his clients as they deal with the complexities of life’s challenges, including attention and emotional or behavior issues in children, the struggles of identity and maturity of adolescence, and the myriad of issues facing adults, such as relationship and communication issues, addiction, anxiety, and depression.    

In Jason’s approach to counseling, he meets clients where they are at, helping them to become more self-aware, identify what they want to work through and towards, and providing skills and support to not only help them meet their goals while in counseling but throughout their lives as they continue their journey of personal growth.  Jason aims to provide a grounded, mindful, and safe environment while giving honest and compassionate guidance as his clients pave their path to wellness. 

My Blog

“I Can’t Meditate!”

Tending to the Self

Issues Treated

Addiction
ADHD
Adoption
Alcohol Use
Anger Management
Antisocial Personality
Anxiety
Asperger's Syndrome
Autism
Behavioral Issues
Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality
Career Counseling
Child or Adolescent
Chronic Illness
Chronic Impulsivity
Chronic Pain
Chronic Relapse
Codependency
Coping Skills
Depression
Developmental Disorders
Divorce
Domestic Abuse
Domestic Violence
Drug Abuse
Dual Diagnosis
Emotional Disturbance
Family Conflict
Gambling
Grief
Hoarding
Infertility
Infidelity
Internet Addiction
Learning Disabilities
Life Coaching
Life Transitions
Marital and Premariatl
Men's Issues
Narcissistic Personality
Obesity
Obsessive-Compulsive
Oppositional Defiance
Parenting
Peer Relationships
Relationship Issues
School Issues
Self-Harming
Self Esteem
Sexual Abuse
Sleep or Insomnia
Spirituality
Stress
Substance Use
Suicidal Ideation
Teen Violence
Testing and Evaluation
Trauma and PTSD
Video Game Addiction
Weight Loss
Dissociative Disorders
Impulse Control Disorders
Mood Disorders
Personality Disorders
Psychosis
Thinking Disorders

Specialties

Mindfulness Meditation for coping
Stress Reduction
Sleep Issues
Addiction

Session Types

Telehealth
Family Therapy
Individual Therapy
Couples Counseling

Age Specialties

Elders (65+)
Adults
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Types of Therapy

Individuals
Couples
Group
Family
Attachment-based
Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Compassion Focused
Dialectical (DBT)
Eclectic
EMDR
Emotionally Focused
Existential
Experiential Therapy
Family / Marital
Family Systems
Gestalt
Gottman Method
Imago
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Interpersonal
Jungian
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Motivational Interviewing
Parent-Child Interaction
Person-Centered
Positive Psychology
Rational Emotive Behavior (RBT)
Somatic
Strength-Based
Transpersonal