I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 5 years. The population that I have primarily worked with people severe and persistent mental illness. I have spent most of my career working with this population in different compacities from intensive residential treatment facilities, crisis services, day treatment and community support. I have completed the Duluth Model on Domestic Abuse. I have experience working with people with trauma and assisting them processing their trauma and how it affects their lives.
I focus on using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to assist the people I work with. I have experience in trauma informed care. I am a warm caring person, and it shows in my work. I enjoy finding what motivates people to change and being that person’s biggest cheerlead and as they work on themselves.
I enjoy hearing people’s stories and helping them meet the goals they set for themselves.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MN LPCC 1333
J.P. has been a tremendous positive impact on my life. I have grown and learned so much. I will always appreciate what he has done for me.
Written on Mar 30, 2023 after therapy with JonPaul for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd
He’s an amazing listener and provides actionable advice that helps.
Written on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with JonPaul for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties
Very understanding and has great times to reach out and call, highly recommend
Written on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with JonPaul for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
JonPaul is a thoughtful listener, I appreciate his ability to help me look at things from another perspective.
Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with JonPaul for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Mr. Dufour is very open and great at listening and has great advice when it is needed. In just a few weeks he has managed to help myself with some confidence and release some of my stress through talking.
Written on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with JonPaul for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
JonPaul is very attentive, he provides great support. He reaches out when i become distant and he allows me to better understand my trauma.
Written on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with JonPaul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes