Jason W. Fox, MA, APC *California BBS Registered Intern - Currently Unsupervised
Raised on The Big Island, Jason Walker Fox graduated from Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) in 1988. As a freshman, he started FOX Auto Details in Kamuela, Hawaii. Clients included Waimea Police, Mauna Kea Helicopters and Kohala businesspeople that advised him. From known Realtors and Attorneys to wealthy retirees, Jason's mobile services stretched across West Hawaii to Kailua Kona.
In 1992, Jason graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management.
Returning to Hawaii, Jason completed 10 years of small business management at Fox Auto Details, and Bavarian Motor Sports - the only Factory Authorized BMW shop in Kona. At Panache Productions, Ltd., a Destination Management Company (DMC), he provided hospitality and tour services for Fortune 500 clients like SONY and Hewlett Packard.
On Oahu, Fox was employed by Hawaii's leading technology start-up, Computer Visualizations, Inc. at Manoa Innovation Center (HTDC). He closed $750,000 in 1995 selling touchscreen patient education & informed consent solutions. CVI was a joint venture with the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG), where Jason attended tradeshows and implemented the solution at private practices, HMO’s and military installations.
Silicon Beach Communications (SBC) – Santa Barbara’s leading Internet Service Provider hired Fox in 1998 to roll out the first DSL service in California in partnership with GTE. His experience there included networking, hosting, and high ticket website development. After implementing 300+ corporate accounts with triple-digit revenues, Jason relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
At Dr. Notes Forms & Software in Deerfield Beach, Jason introduced the first US patented Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software to physicians in 18 specialties. Securing $950,000 in sales in 2000, he recruited and trained 40 employees. Jason’s travels included nationwide medical conventions bringing him valuable experience in the marketplace.
Fox returned to California to manage 130 telemarketers at US Telecom's outbound call center offering the lowest long-distance rates in the country. In 2004, Jason was recruited by Integrated Sales Management (ISM) and introduced clients like Unified Grocers and Yokohama Tire to Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Jason's clients pushed ISM from 9th SalesLogix Business Partner to number one in the west. During his tenure, ISM reached $2mil in annual revenues with the rollout of Salesforce.com.
In 2014, Fox completed San Francisco State University's Graduate Program for certification in Social Media Marketing. At that time, Jason wanted to utilize his experience in a more meaningful way. He believes that therapy over the internet will be widely accepted as a Licensed Counselor, and will give him the ability to manage a practice from anywhere in the world.
In June 2018, Fox graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) Masters Program to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Jason's first practicum included an African American senior with late-stage Dementia and Cirrhosis of the liver at AgeSong Woodpark, a senior care facility in the Bay Area. His client shared memories of Harvey Milk's election to the Board of Supervisors, and the historic liberation marches in the Castro District in 1977.
Next, Fox pursued an internship with the Department of Health & Human Services (SFDPH). At Comprehensive Crisis Services, he responded to 5150 assessments for adults and children (harm to themselves or others) throughout the City of San Francisco, including the treacherous Tenderloin District.
Jason focused his training on diversity and social justice while counseling a Latino victim of gang-related homicide, as well as an oppositionally defiant African American child at his home in the densely urban Bayview district. He also provided therapy for an adolescent Chinese American boy involved in Domestic Violence & Attempted Murder resulting in parental imprisonment.
In 2018, Fox completed a third internship at Paradigm San Francisco - an Adolescent Residential Treatment program focusing on Anxiety, Depression, and Substance Abuse in Marin County. Teens addressed behavioral issues by focusing on the needs of the body, mind and spirit through meditation, equine therapy, yoga and visual arts. Jason was responsible for individual & family therapy and delivered the weekly Multi-family Presentation on Saturdays.
Since 2020, Jason completed 1100 post-graduate hours of Individual and Group therapy at Casa Rene, a 10-bed Crisis Residential Unit operated by Buckelew Programs, the "leading Behavioral Health Organization in the North Bay.
Casa Rene provides an alternative to Locked Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Care. At least 60% of their patients are Marin's homeless population suffering from Complex Crisis to comorbid disorders from Schizophrenia, PTSD and Substance Abuse. All referrals come through the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) at Marin General Hospital.
During COVID in 2020, Jason spent 10 months implementing a new Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment (ISUDT) program for Center Point, Inc. at San Quentin State Penitentiary. He provided 11 inmates with weekly programming through packet work that teaches Life Skills in an effort to reduce recidivism. Jason received training for a leading UCLA program: Helping Men Recover and Texas Christian University's Parenting Inside Out (PIO), Understanding & Reducing Angry Feelings, and Getting Motivated for Change. The extensive training included 4 months of collaboration with 65 clinicians from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
In March, the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) recruited Fox to the Covid Command Center as a Behavioral Health Clinician I. Jason has been assigned as a Resource Coordinator for the Isolation & Quarantine Team, and the Vaccine Call Center. He contacts anyone that has been exposed or positive for COVID-19 and provides them with necessary housing, food, and cleaning supplies to ensure San Franciscans can properly isolate and recover from the pandemic.
The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) requires 3000 hours for licensure, and Fox plans to develop a private practice utilizing Internet Counseling in California and Hawaii at some point in the future.
References Available Upon Request