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Jonathan Kabat, LMFT

Trauma, Abuse
Video Phone Messaging

About me

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.

Jonathan Kabat
LMFT 129217

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Trauma, Abuse

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, Dissociation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Somatization, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

CA LMFT 129217

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jonathan Kabat. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Jonathan is an attentive listener and has something positive to interjecf or suggest. Very warm and kind with a unique skill set and expertise. For my first therapist ever he made me feel comfortable with even the idea of needing a therapist. I believe that can be attributed to his genuine interest and efforts in getting to know me as a person and what my life is like. I enjoyed speaking with him every week. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a therapist that is easy to open up to and speak with.

Written on May 29, 2024 after therapy with Jonathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jonathan is an excellent therapist. Period. He listens and sorts through the noise to get to the point. He is an experienced teacher of the skills needed to live a better life and doesn't shy away from challenging distorted thoughts. I've progressed immensely working with him and after many therapists, I've found one that really works.

Written on May 01, 2024 after therapy with Jonathan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very understanding counselor and great listener. Enjoy the amount of material he offers for me to enhance my session.

Written on Mar 21, 2024 after therapy with Jonathan for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

He listens to me, encourages my decisions towards my goals and tracks my progress to remind me how far I’ve come. He gives solutions and suggestions we work thru together. Much appreciated

Written on Mar 04, 2024 after therapy with Jonathan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve done years and years and years worth of therapy and this is the first time I feel like I’ve truly connected and trusted a therapist. Jonathan not only listens to me and supports me but gives me tools to actively improve aspects in my life that needed guidance and understanding. The last four years of my life I have felt very isolated, chaotic, and alone with my thoughts. There really hasn’t been a moment of peace. This is the first time in the last four years I’ve felt moments of peace and honestly felt like everything will be ok, which is the best feeling and I owe that to Jonathan. Deciding to go to therapy was a hard decision for me to come to but I’m so glad I did and I couldn’t be more thankful for all of Jonathans help so far. I look forward to each week with him and I hope he knows he’s already made such an impact on my mental health and allowing myself to grow.

Written on Jan 07, 2024 after therapy with Jonathan for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Truly listens to me. Understands my goals and objectives before I even do.

Facilitates my intentions in an honest and direct manner

Written on Jul 19, 2023 after therapy with Jonathan for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues