You have questions. They are in your heart; and therefore, weigh heavily on your heart. They may appear to be unanswerable. Perhaps they are. They may arise in your thoughts or they may not. These questions come in feelings, images, sensations, dreams, and most importantly longings.
We very often attempt to satisfy these longings through insufficient means. Our longings go unmet as we do the same things, try the same strategies, without success. You might be asking, "how do I change these patterns?"
As a systems therapist I explore with you the vast territory of life in fine detail so you may better recognize the impacts of experience on you and realize your impacts on life. We collaborate on ways to change and I support your practice of developing new approaches to achieve what your heart truly longs for.
Therapy is quite like a quest to find the ways you can be the best 'you.' It's a guided quest for navigating challenges, often catastrophes, and finding a way forward towards your heart's calling.
I draw from many approaches to integration and revealing wholeness. Because I have found that integrating one's whole being requires approaching life's challenges from many perspectives and trying different methods to facilitate change. I have studied transpersonal and systems approaches to understanding the causes and conditions which arise in our human experience. I have trained in somatic, emotional, and cognitive therapies; which often, integrates the way we sense, feel, and think about our experience. Much of my approach is informed by applied ecopsychology, eco-therapy, and climate psychology. I am particularly interested in working with individual experiencing strong emotional reactions to the changes we are experiencing in the ecological systems and society at this time. I support individuals who are experiencing eco-rage, eco-despair, eco anxiety, all arising from eco-empathy and ultimately returning to a deep care and concern for Earth. The entire world around us; and therefore we as individuals, are going through tremendous changes. Integrating this experience and finding compassion, resilience, and purposeful action is my passion. I will seek to assist you in finding your personal way towards your own clarity and purpose.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Post-traumatic Stress
Clinical approaches: Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 129217
I have experienced more measurable progress with Jonathan than I have with any other therapist I’ve worked with. I am immensely grateful for his expertise and his approach to therapy. I feel understood and I feel like we clicked from the beginning because he is such a calming and reassuring presence. Highly recommended.
Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Jonathan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and adhd
Jonathan is an incredible asset in my life. I feel so supported, understood and heard. The best professional I have ever worked with. I am learned so much and grateful for the opportunity to work together.
Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Jonathan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Jonathan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, bipolar disorder, and adhd
I am just getting started with this therapist but even within those few short moments I can tell I am speaking with a pro. I will need more time to make a complete review but I am very well matched with this therapist and thankful for the opportunity to get real help that works. Finally!
Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief
A therapist I can truly trust
Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Jonathan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Jonathan is great!
Written on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Jonathan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd