Jason B. Hobbs, LCSW, MDiv, is a licensed clinical social worker in an outpatient mental health clinic. He has been in private practice for fifteen years in addition to having worked in hospice and homeless services. Jason also pastored a small United Methodist congregation near Savannah for three years.
Jason's own journey with a DNA discovery came three years ago, just as he was publishing a book about the father he knew. He and his wife are also transracial adoptive parents.
Jason has led mindfulness training groups in his practice using Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. He has been trained in Mindfulness and Cognitive Therapy in addition to other therapeutic modalities. He has also presented continuing education courses for the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Annual Meeting in Atlanta. These workshops were entitled Spiritually Sensitive Clinical Practice: Understanding and Honoring Diverse Religious and Spiritual Traditions and Mindfulness, Psychotherapy, and the Therapist: Knowledge and Practice for Clients and Clinicians and Integrating Spiritual Disciplines into Direct Practice. Jason holds a Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Divinity degree from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. He has also attended a week-long workshop at Duke University on research in spirituality, religion, and health. Jason most recently completed a program at Shalem Institute to be trained as a spiritual director.
Presently Jason works with children, adolescents, and adults, couples, and families. He accepts most insurances including Tricare, United Behavioral Health, Aetna, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans. In addition, he leads mindfulness workshops and other retreats throughout the year. Jason has a full in-person practice, but can also see tele health patients.
He is licensed in the state of Georgia.