CHANGING the CULTURE of MENTAL HEALTH

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Jonathan Ryan

  • Masters in Counseling
  • Therapist
  • Gaming Wizard

Downers Grove, IL


Pronouns

He/Him

Education

Master of Arts Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Bio

Jonathan approaches therapy by creating a non-judgmental space, allowing clients to speak freely, process daily struggles and be their authentic selves. His easy going, calm demeanor helps others to be at ease and builds a foundation of trust and understanding. He believes that passions or affinities towards hobbies and interests can improve self- empowerment for clients. This provides a positive path to explore and reflect on difficult thoughts and emotions in hopes to increase self-worth and new perspectives that provide change.

Jonathan finds therapy to be a collaborative effort in helping clients gain insight about themselves by using a person-centered, strength-based approach with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness techniques. He finds it is important to collaborate with the support people that may influence a client’s life. He enjoys working with children, adolescents, families, young adults, and individuals from LGBTQA+ community. Jonathan has experience working with trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, aggression, behavioral challenges and with individuals on the autism spectrum.

Jonathan stays busy outside of work playing video games, playing tabletop games, reading comics, and watching anime/cartoons. He stays active practicing Shotokan Karate for the past 20+ years. Jonathan enjoys spending time with his loved ones, especially his animals.