BA, University of California - Irvine // MSN Northern Kentucky University
Jason Guevara is a certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) at the Cincinnati Anxiety Center. He is passionate about providing evidence-based, compassionate, and comprehensive psychiatric treatments to all clients suffering from symptoms of anxiety, depression, and OCD. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Jason brings an easy-going communication style, empathy, and strong desire to help people. He follows evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation, and intuition. As part of a multidisciplinary team, he also works in collaboration with other treatment providers. Jason is enthusiastic to apply his experience and compassion with clients as they begin to address issues that will help them to improve their quality of life and attain a sense of fulfillment.
A proud military veteran, Jason was a communication specialist in the Army and in 2003-2004 was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After an Honorable discharge from the military, Jason graduated from the University of California-Irvine with a degree in Psychology & Social Behavior. Jason has worked in mental health for 8 years, first as a Nurse’s Aide, then as a Registered Nurse, before becoming a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
"I would like to see the end of the negative depiction of mental illness. I want everyone to know that it’s okay to not be okay. We understand that by seeking help you are taking a huge first step in your personal recovery and we will do everything we can to help you feel better.
I have worked exclusively with the forensic population at a state-run psychiatric hospital. Many of the patients were homeless, had criminal charges, and an extensive history of trauma or abuse. By working with this underserved and often neglected population, I am often reminded of the quote, “everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” I have been humbled and honored to be a part of many patients’ recovery from mental illness. I would be honored to help you on your journey."