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Jason Engler received a BA in Education from the University of Alberta, Canada, and upon graduating, spent two years teaching fourth grade at a Christian school in Thailand. Although he enjoyed teaching and working with students, Jason quickly realized he most enjoyed working with students one-on-one and through emotional, social, and spiritual issues. He therefore decided to pursue a career in counseling. He and his soon-to-be wife decided to leave Thailand and they moved to Virginia where he began his counseling journey.
Jason earned a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. During his program, he completed a biblical counseling internship at his local church, as well as an internship at a substance abuse counseling center. He has experience in both individual and group counseling settings, ranging in topics of familial and generational challenges, purity, shame/guilt, intercultural challenges, substance and process addictions, suicidal ideation, anxiety and depression, and life stage/career transitions.
Jason has been involved in ministry and missions work in multiple countries and is passionate about individuals from all over the world experiencing the freedom that comes from the gospel. Being introduced to international ministry in Mexico as a teenager, he completed a Discipleship Training School through Youth with a Mission in Australia and an outreach trip in India. He continued to do ministry in summer camps in Canada. He is currently a member at Del Ray Baptist Church where he and his family are actively involved.
“I believe that the foundation of true freedom comes from the gospel and the application of God’s word to our hearts and minds. I have experienced tremendous freedom through the application of gospel principles to my life and am passionate about seeing the healing work of Christ applied to others. I believe that the application of God’s word, through the power of the Holy Spirit, can do tremendous work to heal the wounds of our hearts and worries of our minds that come from living in a broken world.”
“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,” Isaiah 61:1