Jakki Maser is our residing therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in brief, solution-focused therapy and behavioral health. Jakki graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Masters in Counseling and has a wide array of experience in both clinical and educational settings.
Jakki provides individual and couples counseling (including room mates). Traditional "talk therapy" is available as well as various other alternative types of counseling, such as exercise and creative arts therapy. "People often come into my office and think that because I'm a therapist, I'm going to make them lie down on my couch and tell me how they feel. I assure you that is not the protocol. While talking about feelings is of course encouraged and a part of the process, there are a lot of other things that can take place during a counseling session including brainstorming, problem resolution, practicing skills and techniques, education, activities and humor."
Who Can Benefit from Counseling?
"I truly believe that everyone can benefit from attending counseling. There isn't a person alive who doesn't need to vent sometimes, or sharpen their skill sets and counseling provides a safe, non-biased atmosphere to do that. Most people have check-ups with their doctor regularly to ensure their bodies are functioning at the best and healthiest level possible. Yet we are often so reluctant to visit a therapist for a "mental check-up" to ensure our minds are functioning in such a way as well. Mind and body are so inter-dependent on each other, that in order to achieve optimal wellness, it's important to be sure you're proactive and tending to both on a regular basis."
Jakki's office is located in the Learning Resource Center. To schedule an appointment, contact Jakki directly at (620) 792-9295 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can schedule through Virginia Fullbright, Administrative Assistant of the Office of Student Services at (620) 792-9282. Walk-ins welcome, appointments preferred.