Johnathan Lein

(LMSW-C, LCSW, CCM)

About Me

It is often said that life is a journey in which you experience"ups and downs". Unfortunately for many who experience a down time, there are difficulties overcoming barriers when trying to go back "up" again. I want to meet you where you are when you are overwhelmed by those barriers. I want to walk with you and work with you toward an improved quality of life while helping you arm yourself with the necessary tools to navigate through any future barriers.

My name is Johnathan Lein. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW - LMSW-C) originally from Michigan with over 25 years of experience in psychotherapy. I graduated with my BA in Sociology/Social Work in 1983 and earned my MSW in Social Work in 2001. After working under clinical supervision I became fully licensed in 2006. I have spent my career working in three areas: Medical Social Work, Educational Social Work and Psychotherapy/Counseling. I have worked with young people, adults, geriatric adults, and individuals in the LBGTQ community. I have also been a school administrator in both the public and private sectors in two states.

Some, but not all the areas I have experience in are anxiety, life changes, self-esteem issues, depression, grief, young adults on the autism spectrum, intimacy & sexual issues, sexual abuse survivors, trauma, career transition issues, learning disabilities and family issues.

When meeting with a client, I use a Person Centered Approach. I want to guide you as you travel the journey toward a better place in life while utilizing my training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I want to get to know you well, so that together we can approach your barriers and navigate toward a positive outcome. I always consider it a privilege to work with each individual who entrusts me as their therapist.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801088216 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with Johnathan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Upon my initial joining of BetterHelp, I was enduring not only the stresses of being a graduate student but the overwhelming nature of bereavement. Of course, that got pushed aside as Covid-19 became the focus. Jonathan has provided complete care and comfort throughout the entire therapeutic process and is dedicated to truly hearing the needs of his clients. I do believe it was more than intuition that Johnathan was chosen to counsel me.

Written by B.O. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Johnathan for 1 month

His feedback as a professional mixed with his Christian values has definitely improved my life for the better!

Written by E.V. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Johnathan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Johnathan Lein is a very sensitive and insightful counselor. His dedication to dealing with some complex issues in couple counseling has been extraordinary. My significant other (gentleman) has been very pleased! Johnathan knows how to support both women and men effectively. Highly recommended!

Written by A.N. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Johnathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Johnathan has been great! Fantastic advice in our conversations, helpful activities. I'm very grateful for Johnathan and better help for matching him with me!

Written by G.O. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Johnathan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Jonathan was great to work with. We did not do too many sessions but the ones we did were beneficial. Thanks Jonathan!

Written by J.O. on Apr 19, 2020 after counseling with Johnathan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Jonathan is a very conscientious listener and it is very clear he is an expert. There is no doubt in my mind I am receiving state of the art care when I talk to him. Would very much recommend.

Written by M.O. on Mar 19, 2020 after counseling with Johnathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

So far good.

Written by T.R. on Feb 20, 2020 after counseling with Johnathan for 3 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

Johnathan is a counselor that has real life experience to draw from. Not just a group of token phrases.

Written by E.L. on Feb 15, 2020 after counseling with Johnathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Johnathon supported me in every way I asked him to.

Written by K.A. on Jan 28, 2020 after counseling with Johnathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Johnathan comes to me at a very perfect level of understanding and connects his own life experiences to my own. He adds the perfect amount of spiritual advice in our sessions. I appreciate all the knowledge and care he has shared with me!