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Katherine A. Jonas, M.A. LPC/MHSP

Licensed Professional Counselor & Mental Health Service Provider

Graduate School(s)

MA (Master’s in Professional Counseling Specialization Child and Adolescent Therapy) at Richmont Graduate University

Undergraduate School(s)

MAT (Master’s in the Art of Teaching) – Columbia International University
BA (History/Education) – King College

Types of therapy approach used

At the heart of counseling is a connection between the counselor and the client. In the context of that relationship, God can use the counselor to be a support, an encourager, a guide, at times someone who can teach skills, and educate. My hope is to help my client develop insight, skills, and empower them to make changes!

Each client will have a treatment plan that seeks to utilize evidence based treatments with modifications customized to individual needs. Each treatment plan will be developed from one or more of these three schools of thought:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Narrative/Developmental Play Therapy
  • Family Therapy and Parenting

Katherine is a Christian; her faith is an influence in her personal life and worldview. When clients share that commitment, explicit reference to their Christian faith will be a part of treatment and use of spiritual interventions incorporated, especially as these also have empirical support.

Age groups worked with

Children: ages 4 to 12, Adolescents: ages 13 to 18, Adult Women, Parenting, Family

Types of problems seen

Childhood/ Adolescent issues: ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Anxiety, Depression

Working on building skills in emotional recognition, emotional management, anger management, coping skills, social skills, problem solving.

Family: Adjustment to Change, Parenting

Adult Women: Adjustment to Change

Adjustment to change, Grief/Loss, Peer problems, Communication, Grief/Loss/Change, Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss

Recent training in

Play Therapy workshop led by Liana Lowenstien author of: Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes, Using Art in Therapy, Stepfamily Therapy and Enrichment led by Ron L. Deal

City where I grew up

I grew-up in Bluefield, WV, went to college in Bristol, TN and have lived a few places since. My first “official” job was in Hilton Head, SC and I lived there for 2 years. Since then I have also lived in Columbia, SC, Signal Mountain, TN, and Murfreesboro, TN.

Personal note or two

Interests I have include many outside activities like gardening, hiking and just working in the yard. When weather keeps me inside I like to read, and have been challenging myself to develop my skills in the kitchen.

Recommended Book or two

For families & parenting
The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families by Mary Pipher

Your Defiant Child by Russell A. Barkley and Christine M. Benton

The Optimistic Child by Martin E.P. Seligman

For adults
The Healing Path by Dr. Dan Allender

Shattered Dreams by Larry Crabb

For children
I’m Gonna Like Me: Letting If A Little Self-Esteem by Jamie Lee Curtis

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst