“My desire is to help individuals, couples, and families experience freedom, growth, healing, and restoration in their relationships and in their own personal lives.”
Jon is a candidate in Marriage and Family Therapy at Richmont Graduate University. He serves as an Intern Therapist at the Summit, working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. His areas of focus include anxiety, depression, addiction, self-esteem, life transitions, spiritual issues, mindfulness, relationship distress, marital issues, pre-marital counseling, and family transitions and issues.
Jon believes that all people experience both hurt and healing in relationships, and he works with clients to better understand how their past experiences may be shaping and influencing their current relationships and behaviors. Jon desires to help his clients experience healing and freedom within the therapeutic relationship, in hopes that this will translate to growth and healing in the client’s relationships outside of the counseling setting. He utilizes an interpersonal and systemic approach to counseling that is holistic, collaborative, empathic, and strengths-based. Jon believes that it is important to uncover the root of problems and issues that individuals, couples, and families can experience lasting change, healing, and restoration.
Prior to entering the field of counseling, Jon worked as a small business owner in the leadership event industry. He provided event management, operations management, creative direction, consulting services for clients ranging from intimate gatherings of 30 to large conferences of over 13,000. Jon also served as a pastoral apprentice for a local Atlanta congregation in 2011, and has extensive experience leading and coaching various discipleship groups.
Jon lives in the city of Atlanta with his wife and his two young children. He enjoys traveling, hiking, exploring the outdoors, visiting museums, cooking, adventurous eating, learning about diverse cultures, and experiencing all of the wonderful activities and cultural events that the city has to offer with his family.
Jon is under the supervision of Carleen Newsome, M.S., LPC
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
- Candidate, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Richmont Graduate University, Atlanta, GA
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