Jerry is a mental health expert with nearly ten years in the industry.
Jerry Daskoski’s experience and caring approach to dealing with patients affected by mental illness, has made him a leader in the industry. Mr. Daskoski believes that his experiences in education, as a teacher and administrator (specifically, the empathy and patience required for both jobs), adequately prepared him for his current role as a mental illness expert.
Mr. Daskoski works with individuals who are in crisis and dealing with severe and persistent mental illness. Jerry is able to help them by providing and equipping these individuals with strategies to use, to help them develop effective coping skills, as opposed to self-destructive, maladaptive, and anti-social ways. Jerry Daskoski works with these individuals in developing personal long-term recovery plans, by having using tools like mindfulness, thereby empowering them to regain the greater control over their lives and to be successful in re-integrating into their natural setting in the community. The objective of Jerry’s therapy is to help people maintain a functional lifestyle.
Since 2008, Jerry Daskoski has worked as a crisis recovery specialist with Johnson County Mental Health, located in Shawnee, KS. In addition to the aforementioned skills he employs for this position, Mr. Daskoski works to ensure a safe and secure setting for residents and staff, through supervision, intervention and guidance. Additionally, Jerry Daskoski works at Minds Matter, LLC–an organization that assists individuals who’ve experienced some form of brain injury, by helping them regain focus and relearn various skills, including speech therapy and physical therapy, to live independently at home. Jerry has been with the organization for about five years as a Cognitive Therapist and Employment Specialist.
In his work, Jerry Daskoski is able to help clients who have a difficult time obtaining employment, due to disability. More specifically, individuals who are unable to develop the relationships and rapport to discover employment interests or master certain strengths, skills, qualities necessary for employment. Jerry assesses the needs of his patients to identify barriers and develop action plans to deal with them, with the overall goal of job retention as well as placement. He teaches his patients how to create resumés, and assists them in mastering various soft skills and interviewing skills.
Jerry is very invested in the work he does because he believes that every individual should have the chance to live as he or she chooses, and that independence is a right to which we should all have access. Each of his experiences, from ministry to education, to his current role in cognitive therapy, has been directed toward the public. That is no coincidence. Jerry Daskoski loves working with people, and inspiring them to reach their innate potential. Jerry is a firm believer that, together, we can create a better, more meaningful world.