Dr. Jared Anderson
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
I have been working in the field for 20 years as a therapist, clinical supervisor, teacher, academic, researcher, and author. My passion is to help individuals become more of who they want to be and to help couples build satisfying, passionate relationships that are worth wanting. I believe that when we are each operating from the best in us our relationships have a better chance of flourishing. I also teach in the areas of couples and sex therapy and human sexuality and I conduct research on factors related to healthy couple relationships.
I completed my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Kansas State University and my PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Minnesota. I grew up in the Kansas City area and I have been married to my high school sweetheart for twenty years. We have four kids and we enjoy sports, hiking, camping, international adventure travel, reading and spending time together as a family.
Associate Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
I am a graduate of the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Kansas State University. I have broad experience working with couples, families, and individuals. I believe that strong relationships are the foundation for a thriving life but for a variety of reasons, life sometimes gets in the way of thriving. My goal is to help clients have passionate and connected relationships while also growing as individuals. I believe therapy can be the place where you build the courage to be more of who you want to in your relationship. In doing so, individuals and couples have the potential for a fulfilling, connected, passionate, and fun relationship.
In addition to my education in marriage and family therapy, I have a graduate certificate in Gerontology. I use my education in geriatrics to help couples navigate the process of aging and what it means for their emotional and sexual relationship. I also help families navigate the waters of decision making and caring for aging parents. I have done research on factors related to older adult sexuality and the impact of an affair on the relationship. I also teach on culture change in long term care administration.
I grew up in central Oklahoma and completed my undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University. Outside of work, you can find me spending time with my husband, being outside, cooking and eating good food, reading, and gardening.
Graduate Intern Therapist
Endeavoring to improve your marriage and/or intimate relationships can be one of the hardest things to do. I also believe that the results can be the most fulfilling! My priority in therapy is to create a space of authenticity where clients are able to grow and strengthen their relationships as much as they are willing to work towards.
I am a firm believer that representation is important. Whether it’s an association that’s made by social status, gender, sexuality, race, profession, or even personality type… seeing someone who reminds you of yourself doing great things is always so powerful and inspiring! I embrace and celebrate the diversity between and within myself and my clients.
In addition to working as a Graduate Intern Therapist, I am also deeply committed to working in the realms of mental health advocacy and as a SAMSHA Minority Fellowship Recipient; with the goal of advancing the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. In July, I will graduate with a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University. As a Mother and Wife, I can appreciate first hand both the importance and the strain of building strong relationships while balancing life’s other demands.