Jonathan Frenkel

(LCSW)

About Me

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,

-Jon


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

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

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #083943 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Dec 12, 2018 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by M.I. on Oct 12, 2018 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 years and 5 months

Jonathan has been a great therapist. He has a great way of helping you choose perspective.

Written by H.E. on Apr 25, 2018 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 year and 6 months

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.

Written by M.Y. on Mar 28, 2018 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

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.

Written by A.L. on Jan 08, 2018 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career, and depression

Great start and refreshing feedback! Thanks!

Written by M.I. on Dec 28, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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!

Written by L.. on Dec 20, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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!

Written by J.A. on Dec 08, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by S.T. on Nov 09, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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.

Written by B.I. on Oct 23, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 week on issues concerning depression, relationship, and sleeping

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.

Written by M.A. on Aug 15, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Jonathan asked me some good questions which made me rethink my beliefs. He has some powerful life lessons.

Written by A.B. on Aug 06, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, eating, self esteem, and bipolar

He is good and knows just the right amount of therapy to give.

Written by M.I. on Jul 28, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, and anger

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!

Written by M.I. on Jul 16, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, parenting, and anger

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.

Written by R.E. on Jul 07, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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.

Written by B.A. on Jul 02, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, and depression

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.

Written by S.A. on Jun 30, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related

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.

Written by J.O. on Jun 23, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Thank you, Jonathan, always for your concern.

Written by M.A. on Jun 22, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

John was great and helped me out a lot

Written by A.N. on Jun 13, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Very helpful and easy to open up to!

Written by A.V. on Jun 09, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and bipolar

Jonathan is excellent, he responds quickly and gives really great advice, I have had some real breakthroughs with him, I highly recommend him.

Written by I.N on May 23, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

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.

Written by S.H on May 07, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Genuinely concerned for my well-being. Which is a great feeling when your feeling lonely or depressed.

Written by S.A on Mar 10, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by J.E on Feb 18, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

He's helped me out so much over the past month. Couldn't have realized certain things with out him.

Written by T.A on Feb 08, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 3 weeks

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.

Written by M.I on Jan 25, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 year and 6 months

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!!!

Written by D.I on Jan 23, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 3 days

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!

Written by M.I on Jan 03, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

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.

Written by Y.O on Jan 02, 2017 after counseling with Jonathan for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

Great listener!

Written by R.A on Dec 26, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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!

Written by J.U on Dec 13, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 months

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.

Written by H.E on Nov 13, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 month

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.

Written by R.E on Nov 07, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

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!

Written by D.A on Nov 07, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Keen and excellent listening ear. Very prompt. Almost always online.

Written by E.L on Sep 28, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

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.

Written by N.A on Sep 27, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by B.A on Sep 18, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, and depression

Jonathan is very patient and helpful. He is willing to go at my own pace.

Written by K.R on Aug 12, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Thank you Johnathan.

Written by A.M on Aug 04, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 month on issues concerning eating, and self esteem

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!

Written by K.A on Jul 20, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, career, bipolar, and depression

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.

Written by D.I on Jun 21, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and depression

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.

Written by C.O on Jun 15, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and depression

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

Written by P.A on Jun 03, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and depression

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.

Written by J.U on Jun 01, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, self esteem, career, and depression

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.

Written by W.E on May 16, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, parenting, bipolar, and depression

Jonathan is great.

Written by D.A on May 09, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, career, bipolar, and depression

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.

Written by A.M on Apr 28, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related, career, and depression

Jonathan has helped me take the baby steps I need in order to keep moving forward and sometimes that's the hardest part.

Written by E.R on Apr 22, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career, and depression

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.

Written by L.I on Apr 05, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, self esteem, anger, and depression

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.

Written by T.E on Mar 23, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and depression

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.

Written by A.N on Mar 19, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and bipolar

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.

Written by J.E on Mar 02, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

Jonathan is a realist and very attentive. He's great.

Written by B.R on Feb 16, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

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!

Written by L.A on Feb 09, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career, and depression

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.

Written by T. on Jan 19, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

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!

Written by K.A on Jan 14, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, self esteem, career, and depression

Jonathan is a great counselor. He's attentive, thoughtful, and reminds you of your goals and gets you to work on them.

Written by K.E on Jan 11, 2016 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

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.

Written by M.E on Dec 16, 2015 after counseling with Jonathan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, career, and depression

Wonderful advice, and a great listener

Written by J.A on Dec 15, 2015 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, bipolar, and depression

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.

Written by A.S on Nov 25, 2015 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Jonathan is very good at helping me sort through my thoughts! Very straightforward and to the point! I really enjoy working with him.

Written by R.I on Nov 08, 2015 after counseling with Jonathan for 3 weeks

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.

Written by A.S on Sep 12, 2015 after counseling with Jonathan for 3 weeks

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

Written by V.L on Sep 06, 2015 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, family, and self esteem

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.

Written by D.A on Aug 20, 2015 after counseling with Jonathan for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career, and depression

Jonathan is a great listener and you can sense he is trying his best to offer the best possible solution for the person.

Written by A.L on Aug 11, 2015 after counseling with Jonathan for 1 month

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.