Move in the direction of the life you want.
I work with men, women and young adults who who feel stuck, depleted, stressed or directionless, and those who are looking for greater confidence and ease in life. Clients frequently contact me with symptoms of anxiety, depression, or sleeplessness, or concerns about problematic substance use or other addictive behaviors. These aren't things to be intimidated by or ashamed of ⏤ they're just valuable signals that it may be time for some support and a new direction.
If you're ready for a change, I assure you things can start to improve this very day. Self-confidence and security, empowerment and effectiveness, healthy connections with others and recovery from anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other addictions are all possible with the right kind of support, clarity, and willingness.
My specific areas of experience and clinical focus:
- Stress and generalized anxiety
- Social anxiety
- Trauma and PTSD
- Substance abuse
- Substance and behavioral addictions
- Anger management concerns
Therapeutic approaches I specialize in:
Above all, I am interested in creating the safest, most supportive environment possible for each of my clients. Some of the approaches we can make use of include:
- Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Neuroscience-Based Skills and Techniques
(Scroll down to read about my education, clinical experience and training.)
How do we decide what approach(es) to use?
It's pretty straightforward: we'll use whatever works for you. Your input is the single most important consideration here, and I will check in with you frequently to ensure we're heading in the direction most important to you. Most clients experience some relief and a feeling of progress even in the first couple of sessions.
What kind of feedback do I get from clients?
Clients report that my work with them:
- is safe, trauma-informed and culturally aware
- feels new, different, and more thorough than other experiences in therapy
- is fun, interesting and creative
- results in concrete, positive changes, and,
- facilitates discovery of more confidence, clarity and empowerment in their lives.
I offer a free in-person or phone consultation (your choice).
I think every client should be able to meet and talk with their prospective therapist once without any fee. I encourage you to reach out - it's no big deal - to see how we could work together to get you where you want to go. Reach me by clicking the "Send a Message" link above or below, emailing me at email@example.com or calling me at (720) 204-8484. Visit changetalktherapy.com for more information.
More about my education, clinical experience and training:
Jonathan’s training and experience in the field of mental health have included clinical experience and practice in Gestalt therapy, mindfulness-based psychotherapy and group psychotherapy, with additional specialized training in suicide assessment and intervention, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Somatic Experiencing®. Jonathan trained at the Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute®, worked as a youth advocate at Mental Health Partners, counseled college and graduate students at Naropa University, has led Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Smart Recovery®, and other mental health recovery groups, and provided individual and group therapy to inmates at Boulder County Jail.
Jonathan graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University and later completed a master's degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University. He is a certified addiction counselor (ACB.0008452 CACII Colorado) and a licensed professional counselor candidate (LPCC.0014903 Colorado). Jonathan is a member of both the American Counseling Association and the Colorado Counseling Association.