I have had the privilege of working in the field of counseling since 2001. I received my Bachelor of Education from the University of Lethbridge, my Masters of Theological Studies from Canada Christian College and my Doctorate of Christian Counseling from Canada Christian College. I am also an Affiliate Member in Good Standing with the Alberta Psychologists Association.
I believe in treating each client and their situation with dignity and respect. I believe in providing an atmosphere of unconditional positive regard, acceptance, and non-judgement for each person that I work with.
My philosophy in counseling is “Understanding the past to change the present for a better future.” Thus, I work with each person to help them come to an understanding of who they are where they have come from and how they have gotten to where they are today that will allow them to better understand and, if need be, change their current experience in life so that they may experience a bright and better future. I take an integrated, client-centered approach to counseling, drawing from various theories, forms of therapy and tools to address each person’s unique situation.
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Jonathan Epp M.A. Counseling
Jonathan's goal is to serve individuals and the community with the gifts and qualities he has been given and with and the positions that he has been placed in. He believes that it is a true privilege and honor to walk beside those whom he provides counseling for on their journey to healing and self-discovery.
It is Jonathan's understanding that each person is to be treated with respect and dignity. As such he strives to provide an atmosphere of non-judgement, empathy and unconditional positive regard for each person whom he works with. He believes that this sort of environment allows for trust to be established and it is an environment where true change can be fostered and allowed to take place. He believes that we all are in need of being truly heard and given an opportunity to work through our difficulties.
Jonathan has been trained in an integrated therapeutic approach. This approach allows him to structure the sessions in such a way that would be best suited for the individual whom he is working with to meet their individual needs. More specifically, Jonathan uses a Client-centered, Emotion-Focused, Mindfulness-based therapeutic approach that is informed by Attachment Theory and draws on Family-Systems Theories, Behavioral Theories including Cognitive-Behavioral and Meta-Cognitive, as well as, Humanistic Theories such as Existential and Gestalt.
EducationJonathan has a Masters Degree in Counseling. He has two undergraduate degrees, one in Psychology and one in Sociology both from the University of Calgary. Jonathan has also spent three years working with families and youth struggling with addictions in a youth recovery setting and spent several more years working in a setting that required him to engage others in a counseling role, whether they were struggling with marital issues, addictions, troubles in family life and more.
Areas of Work
Jonathan works with those who are dealing with depression, anxiety (various forms), addictions, couples and relational difficulties, family relationships, self-esteem, confidence, identity/existential, grief, stress management, abuse (all forms) as well as other difficulties not mentioned.
Contact In order to contact Jonathan Epp regarding counseling or if you have any questions about any of the information presented please use the following email address or phone number:
Phone: (403) 307-3347
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