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, 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
CA LMFT 129217
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
I had the pleasure of working with Jonathan who was exceptional in his support and care throughout our sessions. From the very first appointment, I felt at ease with him and was able to open up about my struggles without fear of judgment.
One of the things that stood out to me about Jonathan was his vast knowledge of the issues I was facing. He was able to provide me with valuable insights and tools to help me work through my challenges. His expertise and experience were evident in his thoughtful questions and advice.
Beyond his knowledge and skills as a therapist, Jonathan was also incredibly caring and empathetic. He took the time to really listen to me and understand my situation, and he always made sure that I felt heard and supported. His genuine concern for my well-being was evident in every interaction we had.
Overall, I cannot recommend Jonathan highly enough. His support, care, and knowledge were instrumental in helping me navigate a difficult time in my life. If you are in need of therapy, I would strongly recommend reaching out to him.
Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Jonathan for 10 months on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse
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