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Jonathon Yassanye, LISW

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Anger management Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

We have ALL experienced stress, anger, anxiety and depression at different points of time, yet sometimes having one or all of these emotions can be overwhelming to the point of creating constant dysfunction in day-to-day living. Therapy is a liberating avenue to explore oneself and find inner peace that may be hidden under internal and external factors. It is important to feel heard and validated, especially when one is at their wits’ end. I am a firm believer in meeting each client where they are at in their journey of life and learning how they would like to approach their presenting problem(s), whether it be though visiting past experiences or keeping the discussion within the present moment, we will be able to co-create an individualized plan to help alleviate symptoms, as well as promote a healthier you, through psychoeducation and self-care techniques.
I am a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and bring five years of clinical expertise to the field of adult mental health. During graduate school, I interned at Circle Health Services (formerly The Free Clinic) in Cleveland, Ohio, where I advanced my therapeutic skills in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), anger management skill training and brief psychodynamic therapies, while keeping a person-centered approach to the therapeutic relationship with my clients.
Later, I had the privilege to join Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland (JFSA), where I completed additional education in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Here, I learned not only about different causes of cognitive decline and the biological facets that may be affected, but how to engage with an individual no matter what stage of cognitive impairment they are experiencing. In addition to working with affected individuals, I provided on-going psychotherapy to family caregivers, to help reduce the stress and burden that often occurs while caregiving.
Throughout my time at JFSA, I earned my clinical license in social work, while being supervised by a clinical social worker who helped deepen my breadth of knowledge in Gestalt therapy, as well as grief and loss, experientialism, depression and anxiety. I have been trained by the co-founder, Dr. Carey Sherman, PhD., to facilitate the Savvy Caregiver Program and by Dr. Elizabeth O’Toole, MD, to administer an array of psychological measures, including the GDS, MoCA, PHQ-9, The Neuropsychiatric Inventory Questionnaire, QOL-AD, and the Revised Scale for Caregiving Self-Efficacy.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Anger management Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Communication problems, Emptiness, Forgiveness, HIV / AIDS, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Mood disorders , Self-love, Sexuality, Traumatic Brain Injury, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

OH LISW I.2103268


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jonathon Yassanye. 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.

Jonathon is a great listener and offers extensive constructive responses to my feelings in each session. As well as being super friendly, I have found it easy to open up to him and truly express myself in every session. You can tell he has had lots of experience in this field.

Written on Jan 25, 2024 after therapy with Jonathon for 1 month

Jonathon listens cares and provides resources to help with your issues m. He is amazing

Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Jonathon for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jonathon really changed my life and perspective on therapy. Everyone deserves happy and Jonathon really respects my choices and instead of shaming me he really tries to help me find the happy in a tornado. Jonathon just wants you to succeed however that looks for you. He also checks in on me when he hasn’t heard from me for awhile which lets me me know I’m more that just a number on a roster. Jonathon really cares and that’s hard to find.

Written on Oct 09, 2023 after therapy with Jonathon for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Amazing therapist!!

Written on May 01, 2023 after therapy with Jonathon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd