There’s almost always more than one way to solve a problem or address an issue in your life. But which approach is right for you?

I specialize in answering that question. It’s what we call “Integrative Mental Health” -- looking at the challenge or obstacle you’re facing from several different angles.

Maybe you have gotten stuck, or sidetracked, or have something that you just keep doing, and that thing has become the obstacle. My job is to listen and suggest ways to address that obstacle, and allow you to return to your natural state of mental well-being.

There are therapeutic exercises we can do to uncover long-standing issues. There are ways we can use diet and exercise to improve your mental clarity. There’s also supplementation, medication, genetic testing, and a range of more traditional and scientific methods to help you focus, decrease anxiety and depression, and relate to the challenges that keep you from living a full and healthy life.

But above all there’s listening to where you are, identifying the persistent behaviors that take you away from where you want to be, and helping you express your natural ability to heal.

You can go here to see my availability and book an appointment. Call me at 202-550-3587 or send me a text at 240-343-3654 (text only), and I'll get back in touch with you. 

In addition to my counseling training and experience, I utilize expertise in the following areas to assist my clients:

  • Weight loss
  • Nutrition
  • Supplementation
  • Exercise
  • Meditation
  • Implementing lifestyle changes

What Clients Say:

I found Jonathan at a time in my life when I needed it the most.

What makes Jonathan a unique and standout mental health professional is that he is simultaneously a peer and a professional, and he walks this fine line with magnificence.

That is what allowed me to open up for the first time as a driven, busy professional: the opportunity to feel heard and be understood -- with no judgement or uncomfortable pauses.

Sessions with Jonathan feel very personal, relaxing and safe, and when you find someone you have an easy connection to -- like seeing an old friend every time you meet -- it makes all the difference.

~ D.R.

I am interested in how a healthy body helps stabilize our minds. I’m interested in helping you overcome challenges to good nutrition and to regular exercise in order to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression, and to increase feelings of wellbeing. I’m interested in learning from you what “healthy” means, working together to establish long-term and incremental goals to reach and maintain your definition of healthy, and helping you reach those goals. To do this, I work to address issues of wellness within the context of mental health issues, not in spite of them.

Through the Gene SNP DNA Analysis, I can provide you with valuable information about gene expression and its impact on factors like diet, exercise, and mental health, enabling us to work together to customize a plan that works for you.

Stay in touch.


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