Jonathan is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a Master of Divinity in Theology from Luther Rice Seminary and a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Additionally, he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology and is writing his dissertation on “Self-Care in Pastors: A Phenomenological Study.” Jonathan has numerous certifications through the American Association in Christian Counseling, including panic disorder treatment, addiction treatment and neurobiology. Jonathan is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Certified Specialist in PCIT for Traumatized Children. Jonathan works to assist individuals of all ages with a wide range of challenges including Tourette’s Syndrome, OCD, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, ADD, ADHD, marital distress, family issues, and trauma.
A former senior pastor for a number of years Jonathan has a heart for pastors and the struggles they face. He has counseled numerous pastors on dealing with burnout, stress, family issues, isolation, and stress/anxiety. In addition to being highly skilled in dealing with mental health conditions, Jonathan has a very compassionate approach to counseling. He is highly relatable, with a friendly and warm personality. His faith in Christ and desire to help those struggling is what drives him, and this is evident in his work. One of his favorite quotes is “God can take your mess and turn it into a message and your test into a testimony.”
Jonathan speaks about his approach to counseling: “There are probably numerous reasons that you have ended up here. You might be having difficulty with daily stressors. You might just want to pull the covers back up over your head. It is possible that you are dealing with spousal issues or your children are facing situations you are unable to deal with. You may be depressed or anxious. Whatever your situation, you are here to face your issues and deal with them in a meaningful way. I am here to help you navigate what you are facing. I implement a unique method to treat mental health concerns and the stress of life in order to empower and restore hope.”