Outside of his career, Jonathan is an avid musician and enjoys practicing Qigong and T'ai Chi along with other internal arts. He actively seeks out teachings that bring together psychology, neuroscience, philosophy/spirituality, eastern wisdom, and empirical research (like the neuroscience of meditation).
Career, Education, and Training
Jonathan's career providing professional counseling as well as management and personal consultation for thousands of customers over the past 13+ years has prepared him to help people as they explore ways to find balance in their lives. He provides his counseling, therapy and consultation in a manner that is applicable to real-life situations (i.e.even metaphysical discussions are always brought back to real-life, even scientific, applications to your life).
He earned his Master's degree at the University of Minnesota, where the Counseling Psychology program has repeatedly achieved recognition as one of the top five counseling graduate programs in the nation (US News and World Report). He is currently in private practice on Bee Caves Rd, near Walsh Tarlton (3355 Bee Caves, #505, Austin, Tx 78746).
Jonathan has particular interest in working with families, spiritual & existential concerns (meaning of life/death, for example), grief, and internal life-skills. He has an ability to create symbolic scenarios and metaphors that help people understand their own life from external and internal vantage points.
An LPC Supervisor, Jonathan provides supervision to well-qualified professionals who are highly motivated to succeed and behave in an ethical manner that provides effective results. He sees his role as an LPC Supervisor both as a tremendous honor to be allowed into the deeply personal experience of an intern moving through their transition to independent practice, and as an opportunity to contribute to the integrity of the profession.
Teaching small groups up to large conferences is a particularly enjoyable part of his career. He has developed and facilitated professional and public education on issues including communication, stress, parenting, anger management, chemical addiction, meditation, professional ethics and cultural diversity.
Management Consultant - Trauma Counselor
For 7 years, Jonathan provided high-level management consulting to Fortune 500 companies, along with Just-In-Time supervisor coaching through an international EAP organization. As a part of this organizational support, he traveled nationwide to provide trauma counseling for companies experiencing major trauma (hostage incidents, murder/ suicide, accidental workplace death, etc.) He continues this work in his current practice, and considers it a significant benefit that employers provide to their employees.
***Referrals to other local professionals provided when appropriate or requested. The GATE seeks to help you find comfort within the community of healers, rather than in only one of many modalities of helping and healing. Always remember to bring the best of the holistic world together with the best of traditional medical care. Please, keep in touch with your medical doctor to coordinate your plan of care***
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