Outpatient Mental Health Professional
More About Bryan Jonet
I am confident working with people with depression and anxiety issues. I have done directly or am familiar with: vocational counseling (21 years doing that); aging issues; anger management; bipolar d/o; chronic pain issues; couples counseling; limited dissociative d/o work; family caregiving/stress issues; single parent family therapy; job stress/EAP; learning disorders; medication management; men's issues; mindfulness therapy; limited OCD work; personality disorders, physical disabilities; limited PTSD work; self esteem issues; self confidence; limited solution focused brief therapy; social phobia; spirituality/faith integrated counseling; cultural stressors; etc.
I begin therapy utilizing a cognitive behavioral approach. I sincerely believe that when people are hurting, they are not aware of the interplay between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I feel many western therapy counseling approaches are too cognitively oriented and only a fraction of patients benefit from this approach. Counseling should be engaging, challenging and thought/feeling provoking. Counseling professionals should be knowledgeable and willing to make referrals and point out community resources. Finally, counseling professionals should not use jargon/terminology that is unfamiliar to the patient. Communication with the patient needs to be transparent, succinct, tactful and honest.
I enjoy reading, camping, time with family, praying, card games (cribbage is my favorite), watching football, basketball and golf.