Jason Shankle, MA, LPCC

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Registered Psychotherapist (CO)

Licensed Professional Counselor (CO)

About Me

I am a Registered Professional Therapist, LPCC (Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate), LACC (Licensed Addictions Counselor Candidate), and CAP (Certified Addictions Psychotherapist), CMIT (Certified Motivational Interviewing Therapist). For the last 3 years he has owned a private psychotherapist practice which specialized in black youth and adults. He is a 2nd year doctoral student in Higher Education at the University of Denver.  Mr. Shankle is known for the annual BMIS (Black Male Initiative Summit) at the University of Denver. 


2016 My Brother’s Keeper Award Recipient
2013 Salute to Excellence in Education: Post-Secondary Educator of the Year

The Inner Self & Wisdom, LLC: Private Therapy Practice

Inner Self and Wisdom, LLC is a private therapy practice that provides counseling/psychotherapy as well as educational resources that foster personal, professional, and relationship growth and development through intervention, motivation, consciousness of self, emotional and social wellness.

Registered Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
Licensed Addictions Counselor Candidate
Certified Addictions Psychotherapist
Certified Motivational Interviewing Therapist

Community College of Denver Psychology Professor: 2012-Present
Psychology Courses:
General Psychology
Abnormal Psychology

  • Describe the discipline of psychology, its history, and how it is practiced today
  • Demonstrate the basic rules of research in psychology and be able to evaluate their application
  • Describe consciousness and factors that may influence the mind
  • Discuss motivation in terms of inborn and learned determinants
  • Analyze emotion and its relationship to physiology and cognition
  • Identify the factors involved in stress and effective strategies for management of stress

Regis University, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (Personality Types):

University of Denver, Center for Multicultural Excellence: Black Male Initiative Summit
(Identity Series) I,II, III, IV, V:
The Power Inside of Us: Awaken, Connect & Unleash, 2017



Ed.D., Higher Education, University of Denver
Anticipated graduation June 2018
Denver, Colorado
Concentration: Higher Education

Certificate, Harvard University, 2014
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Online course work: Unlocking the Immunity to Change: A New Approach to Personal Improvement

M.A., Psychology, Regis University, 2012
Denver, Colorado
Concentration: Psychology
Course work: MBA Program, Strategic Management
Capstone: Carl Jung’s Influence on the MBTI and Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey

B.A., Marketing, Sam Houston State University, 2007
Huntsville, Texas
Concentration: Business Administration
Affiliation: McNair Scholars  

Certified ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Gang Prevention Training 
Domestic Violence Training


  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Career Guidance
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Effective Communication
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Motivation Therapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Stress Management