I am a licensed social worker working in the field of social work for close to five years. I have been working with people from all different cultures from ages 6-80 dealing with issues such as addictions, mental health issues, parenting/family issues, trauma, school related issues, and legal issues. My primary goal is to help people achieve their potential.
My style in counseling is to cultivate a healthy therapeutic alliance with my clients in an open and caring manner. My focus in treatment is to meet the client where they are at and to help motivate them to reach their goals. My approach to counseling has been to use a combination of motivational interviewing and Cognitive behavioral Therapy (CBT) while varying styles on a case by case basis.
It is a difficult task to reach out for help and if you are ready to join together to work towards a fulfilling future, I am here to help.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon,
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #083943 (Expires: 2021-12-31)
Jonathan does a great job of balancing questions with insights and advice. He is professional and highly qualified. I’d highly recommend him for those looking for those looking to take proactive steps forward.
Jon has been great so far! I like that he listens is non judgmental and definitely answers in a timely manner. If not, he always lets you know if he is going off line.
I have been seeking counsel from Jonathan on and off for almost two years now. I like being able to send him a message at any time, day or night, knowing he will respond as soon as he can. There were times where I was unable to be on BetterHelp for various reasons but despite that, he would send me messages of well wishes and just to let me know he was thinking about me. The one time I had to cancel my membership for about six months, I instantly sought to work with Jonathan again when I was finally able to renew. He has by far, been one of the more steady counselors I have ever had.
He always has great advice and is extremely supportive and non judgmental.
He’s just overall really supportive, positive and inspiring. I value his advice and appreciate how he can shine a positive light on things when I struggled to.
Jonathan has been a great therapist. He has a great way of helping you choose perspective.
Over time Jonathan has helped me to grow as a person. He listens and supports me really well. He is a great positive influence for me.
Jonathan has been great. He’s been really helping me with my issues, figuring out how to think about things differently, letting me know that my emotions are valid, and if it weren’t for him I would be in far worse shape mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Great start and refreshing feedback! Thanks!
I am happy that he is positive, but does not try to cajole me into being more positive myself...I am also very happy that he sends me nice articles about stuff in my own life...that I don't like to share too many details about! its comparable to romancing me the right way, it doesn't have to be over the top just not expecting ME to be the one to do a lot!
Jonathan Frenkel has been a support through many ups and downs. He is extremely responsive and encouraging. He often checks in to see how things are going especially if I am not responsive within a day or two. He provides a variety of articles, general tips and support, and is extremely non-judgmental. I feel I can be open and share any of my thoughts and concerns and he will always be considerate and understanding. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking some help or guidance!
Jonathan is caring, patient and very responsive. He asks questions that help me focus and gain insight into how I can change my thinking in order to not only successfully manage challenges, but also enjoy the process.
Jonathan has been wonderful! He responds quickly, really understands and asks questions that help me come to my own, productive conclusions on things that I hadn't been able to figure out before.
He is great. He took the time to listen and gave me great advice. He is really neutral and I really felt that I was with someone I was able to trust. I felt safe.
Jonathan asked me some good questions which made me rethink my beliefs. He has some powerful life lessons.
He is good and knows just the right amount of therapy to give.
Jonathan Frenkel is an amazing counselor. Helps guide me to find solutions to better my relationships. He gives me new ways to think about situations instead of just reacting. He responds frequently and is easily accessible which is very important and why the help is more effective than me past therapists. He is outstanding and I would recommend Jonathan to anyone looking for a counselor!
Having worked with Jonathan for a few weeks, I am comfortable discussing many topics and issues with him. He is very responsive and has flexible hours, which makes conversing with him very easy. I would recommend Jonathan for counseling services.
Jonathan has been messaging me for a little while now and seems to really care about what's going on. I like that I have someone to talk to that doesn't have to be on a set schedule once a week. He offers advice and also just listens. It's comforting. He has kind words and encourages.
Jonathan is very patient and is always willing to go at the pace that I need. I truly feel that I can come to him with anything and get help without judgement. He always has useful insight and knows how to motivate me and help me grow. He is always professional but also inviting. I would definitely recommend him for his empathy and clinical skill.
Amazing. He helped me realize that I am capable of helping myself and becoming a better person. I always look forward to talking with him.
Thank you, Jonathan, always for your concern.
John was great and helped me out a lot
Very helpful and easy to open up to!
Jonathan is excellent, he responds quickly and gives really great advice, I have had some real breakthroughs with him, I highly recommend him.
Jon has been extremely helpful. He's helped me see things from a different perspective, and gently pushed me in the right direction. I have major trust issues, but finding success with his patience, listening, and guidance. He is professional, honest, and gets to the point directly and quickly. I trust him, and I feel safe talking to him. Whatever stress, and challenges my traumas have brought me, I appreciate his understanding and non judgement. He is gentle, and it's helped me open up, and get things out. I never thought that would happen. It's been an incredible valuable process, and though it's been scary and difficult at times, he has definitely been encouraging and an awesome helper.
Genuinely concerned for my well-being. Which is a great feeling when your feeling lonely or depressed.
I don't know that I have the words to express my gratitude for Jonathan Frenkel. I always find it funny that life can give you a hand when you need it, if you ask. I will admit, I wasn't sure I wanted to open up to anyone. I filled something out on the site months before I could commit to diving in. Jonathan was paired with me from the beginning, and even though I had not said a word, he was checking in to see if I was okay. About a month ago I finally decided I needed to do the work, and I wrote everything; all of my experiences, and feelings. Jonathan listened and responded and has used words and perspectives I've never considered. He stabilizes me, and has made me feel comfortable enough to open up, not just to him but others as well. Now for the first time in 20+ years I feel like I am learning about myself, especially through writing and Jonathan's insight. He is gentle when he needs to be, encouraging and straight forward. He has the ability to hold a mirror up to your face and show you what you can't see. I am incredibly thankful for Jonathan, and for the first time in a long time... I'm enjoying the work.
He's helped me out so much over the past month. Couldn't have realized certain things with out him.
Jonathan has been a wonderful help for me. I have trouble opening up about personal things when I need help and he has shown support and asked all the right questions assisting me to essentially make my discoveries and take on the advice on my own. Thanks Jonathan.
Jonathan has given me some great guidance on how to deal with the issues in my marriage that focus around PTSD. He gathered some great articles and kept me focused on being patient when I am clearly not. I appreciated being heard and some of the ideas made a difference. Thank you!!!
Jonathan is working with me on transference and helping me realize I'm not the only client dealing with this, he's also been sending me information to read up on how mental health can affect physical well being, also how with BPD comes disregulation of moods, etc.! He's also showing me that I need to be able to trust him. It's a work in progress!
Jonathan has helped me to see new possibilities for my life and has pointed out the path towardds more joy for myself. He is attentive and seemingly ever-present, just on the other side of a chat window when I need guidance and another perspective.
Very caring and dedicated. He has helped me so much in such a short amount of time by just being a great listener and offering wise advice. He's simply amazing!
Jonathan has been very supportive and very helpful. He is very realistic and makes me understand the things I need to do to be happy and live a healthier, happier life.
Jonathan gives more time than he should. He has helped me in just a few weeks to make some really positive changes in my life.
After just one session with Jonathan I can say he's really helped me.
He listened patiently to everything I told him and was somehow able to cut through all of the complexity to offer some really valuable insights which helped me to start to break down and overcome my anxieties.
I know that counselling can be scary and difficult- but I'd really recommend it- it's worth it!
Keen and excellent listening ear. Very prompt. Almost always online.
Jonathan has become a safe harbor in my life. The place you come when you are in distress and find peace and understanding. He is always there to help out and really care about the person he is working with. He helps you see things from a different perspective and gently push you in the right direction.
I only have words of gratitude towards him. I will always be thankful to have been match with Jonathan as my counselor in times of need.
Jonathan has been extremely helpful to me. He is professional, honest, and gets to the point directly and quickly. I was pleasantly surprised by how rapidly after beginning sessions with him I began to trust him and feel that he is not just a counselor but a life mentor who is always in my corner and looking out for my best interests, like a guiding friend offering honest advice. For someone like me, who doesn't have parents who provide guidance or emotional support, speaking with Jonathan has been incredibly validating and valuable. He is helping me banish self-doubt and grow into a healthier, happier version of myself.
Jonathan is very patient and helpful. He is willing to go at my own pace.
Thank you Johnathan.
Currently working on my bad habits with Jonathan Frenkel. Things are going well, response times are quick. I'm getting really good encouragement and advice, which is helping me greatly!
Johnathan has been a great person to unleash my emotions and thoughts on. I feel guilty all the time because I never think my issues are worth anyones time and he always reassures me it is ok, he is here for that. When I feel I am in a crisis, I turn to him. After I have my word vomit moment he takes the bigger picture of everything I say and addresses the root of the problem. He has helped me understand myself so much better and understand the situation I am in. I opended up to him because it s so much easier for me to write it out than sitting in front of someone. He doesn't poke around the issues he is straight up and gets to the point. I know when I am ready to tell him sensitive details I will get the clearest honest response. He has guided me to make the best decisions for myself and continues to do so. I am proud I reached out for help and I am thankful Jonathan was there when I needed someone the most. I am for ever greatfull for this experience.
Jonathan is great. I know from working with a face to face therapist that if they don't have emotions crop up while talking/communicating they aren't a good therapist. Jonathan definitely has emotions come up while talking with him. So far he has given me great insight into things. I really like him. He is a great listener and understand your feelings and emotions.
Jonathan has been with me every day. I write to him to clear my mind and am so grateful he's there. We speak once a week, but my nightly commitment to write to him is extremely valuable. I can write freely as this is all confidential. Someone is there. I am so grateful
I was assigned to Jon at a time of great emotional upheaval. He's managed to keep me balanced by replies that make me think and consider other possibilities which has helped a great deal to get me out of the rut I was in. I'm very happy with his counselling.
I don't know what I would do without Jonathan. Helps me every day and in all aspects of my life. He's just someone I can relate to who doesn't judge and really listens. Someone you can rely on in the most stressful times.
Jonathan is great.
I appreciate the way he directs his questions, they get right to the heart of the matter without spending long hours or months in therapy.
Jonathan has helped me take the baby steps I need in order to keep moving forward and sometimes that's the hardest part.
Jonathan is a personable, straightforward counselor who is great to bounce things off of. My case is strange as I have a disease that is tied to anxiety/depression. He gets it.
Jonathan is easy to reach, and gives timely and helpful advice. He also asks questions which help me to re-frame how I approach situations.
Jonathan is a good listener and responds quickly. He never judges what I say and asks the right questions for me to reason through problems in my own way. I like this more than traditional therapy, because I can talk through a little bit every day as feelings come and go at a time that works for me.
Jonathan Frenkel is amazing. I'm a busy professional and having someone I can reach out to anytime from anywhere has been a game changer for me. He's that friend that will tell you exactly what you need to hear.
Jonathan is a realist and very attentive. He's great.
It has only been one day, but I feel like I can open up! This is partially because it's over the computer and I think it's easier to type out my feelings that talk face to face. Once I get to know Jonathan better, I'm sure he will be an excellent counselor!
I feel confident when Jonathan is around to answer my questions. I'm a person that needs constant attention as well as help making rational decisions. He has been good with guiding me towards the right path in my life and helps me through difficulty moments.
He's compassionate, civil and frank! I feel comfortable talking to him about even the most delicate situation. He cares about what I'm going through, and doesn't sugar coat anything which is what I need!
Jonathan is a great counselor. He's attentive, thoughtful, and reminds you of your goals and gets you to work on them.
I love working with Jonathan because he is a great listener and offers just the right amount of advice. He always helps me figure out what to do, whether I'm struggling with a major life decision or an everyday issue.
Wonderful advice, and a great listener
Jonathan has been very good about keeping in touch. I run a business, so I tend to get wrapped up in things, but Jonathan prods me regularly to share my thoughts and offers feedback in return. It does help to have someone to vent to that is neutral and calming.
Jonathan is very good at helping me sort through my thoughts! Very straightforward and to the point! I really enjoy working with him.
He's been really helpful with everything I'm going through and is really great at giving advice and listening. I've really appreciated everything he's done for me.
I think Jonathan frenkel is a wonderful therapist he's open minded and helps me with my everyday life and gets me to see what's real and things I need to work on in my marriage I love him and thank god I found him
Mr. Frenkel has been very helpful and insightful about my situation. He was able to show me things from a different perspective along with some solutions to my issue. I would definitly recommend him.
Jonathan is a great listener and you can sense he is trying his best to offer the best possible solution for the person.
Great counselor. Gives good advice and is a great listener when sometimes you don't really want advice but just need someone willing to listen.