Jonathan works with teens (ages 13+), and men and women of all ages, providing individual therapy, family therapy, and couples counseling. Jonathan treats people who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, identity concerns, stress management, and life adjustment difficulties. Jonathan’s friendly, empathic, and authentic interaction style helps clients feel at ease and safe in spite of the distress they are experiencing.
Education and Experience
Jonathan has a Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministry, a Master of Arts in Pastoral Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University, and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Care from Walden University. Jonathan is a nationally certified counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors and is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor through the State of Michigan. Jonathan worked in pastoral ministry for more than 13 years, serving youth and families, organizing community service projects, mission trips, camping programs, and providing team leadership and fulfilling administrative functions. These experiences have provided a broad range of opportunities to engage, counsel, and journey with people through their life experiences. Jonathan is certified as a pre-marital counselor utilizing the SYMBIS approach (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts), and integrates the Gottman Method and the Behavioral Couples Therapy methodology in conducting relationship counseling.
A Bit About Jonathan
Jonathan’s foundation for counseling begins with a person-centered approach focused on creating a safe, accepting, and judgment-free space for clients. Among the varying counseling modalities, Jonathan is comfortable integrating Family Systems Theory, Cognitively Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Also, when requested, Jonathan can incorporate Christian perspectives into counseling treatment. Ultimately, Jonathan desires to walk alongside people as they navigate life, gain greater self-awareness, and arrive where they want to be.