Dharma and Therapy in Service of the Heart's Release
Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy w/ Individuals, Couples, Families
Jonathan is not currently accepting therapy clients.
He will return from his sabbatical in May of 2014.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #75470 practicing under the clinical supervision of Ken Bradford, PhD, PSY #12277. Currently I work at Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center (on sabbatical until May of 2014), a nonprofit agency with offices throughout the Bay Area. I am also co-founding editor of the Journal of Holistic Psychology, an annual print publication that supports the ongoing dialogue between ancient and modern wisdom traditions.
In addition to my theoretical and clinical training, my years of practicing and teaching meditation have trained me to see, be with, and to effectively address suffering both in myself and countless others. My interest in and study of the relationship between psychotherapy and meditation has served my own growth well - it is my wish that this familiarity might assist those that feel so inclined.
I currently do not know a thing about you, except that your life and life circumstances are unique - they are also likely complex in the way that human lives can often be. I also know that the only person that can be you is you, and that if I am curious about the many nuanced self expressions that you have at your disposal, that I might just be able to support you in a way that is actually helpful, and that may even be exciting to you. I’m curious to find out who you are, and together to discover any hidden capacities you may have for greater freedom, and for expanding upon your options as to how you choose to live.
Please contact me via email or
phone: (510) 239-SATI
NOTE: I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation.
For matters that require immediate assistance, call:
Alameda County Crisis Support Services: (800) 309-2131
'THE REAL WORK'
It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work,
and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.
The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings.
MY COMMITMENT & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Fundamental to my therapeutic orientation is an acknowledgment that we are all interconnected in some beautifully supportive way. At certain times, and if a client so desires, our work may be more specifically informed by my training in the areas of Buddhist meditation, classical yoga, and both Eastern and Western philosophies.
"It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak and another to hear."
--Henry David Thoreau
I earned my Masters Degree in Holistic Counseling Psychology from JFK University - my studies focused
primarily on integrating the practices of meditation, therapy, embodiment, and conscious relationship into my own life and work.
My clinical orientation is centrally rooted in a mindfulness-based perspective. Generally speaking, mindfulness is a means by which we can more directly and honestly experience our lives – it is our own continuously unfolding capacity, intention,
and way of meeting our experiences in any given moment.
DESCRIPTION OF SESSIONS
Sessions are 50 minutes in length. Our efforts together will focus more readily on moving ‘towards’ health, fluidity, and integration rather than moving ‘away’ from illness, stagnation, and fragmentation – these latter expressions often dissipate when the former are nurtured. Witnessing and supporting you in your own capacity to self-heal is one of the greatest joys in my life, and is why I am drawn to this work as an expression of my own natural and evolving humanity.
"A person's experience cannot be figured out by others,
or even by the person experiencing it. It cannot be ex-
pressed in common labels. It has to be met, found, felt,
attended to, and allowed to show itself."
--Eugene Gendlin from Focusing
LIFE TRANSITIONS THERAPY GROUP
We are currently interviewing for this group.
Often during times of transition, we find ourselves feeling isolated - this group supports its participants in connecting with and feeling supported by community. Group therapy provides a microcosm of our self in social situations, and thus it can be quite helpful in exploring relational issues as well as other life concerns.
Email: Send a Message
Phone: (510) 239-SATI (7284)
My fee is $100/session
All payments are made directly to the Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center, and can be made either via cash or check.
Many therapy clients choose to not involve their insurance, as they wish to maintain personal privacy and thus do not want their treatment listed on their medical records. For my part, I do not bill insurance directly. However, I am happy to provide a billing summary at the end of each month for you to submit to your insurance company. In these cases, most clients are able to get partial or full reimbursement for my services. If you decide that you'd like to use your insurance in this manner, you may want to check with your plan in advance. Full payment for my services is due at the beginning of each session, and as previously stated, you may pay via cash or check.
CANCELLATION POLICY & TELEHEALTH DETAILS
Phone & SKYPE Sessions are available within California
Please honor a 24-hour cancellation policy, no exceptions
NOTE: For phone and SKYPE sessions, payment must be received no later than 24hrs prior to our session - this is what secures your appointment.
Without this pre-payment, your appointment will need to be rescheduled.
LOCATION OF SESSIONS
GRATEFUL HEART HOLISTIC THERAPY CENTER
1543 Shattuck Ave., Suite #201, Berkeley, CA 94709