I’m Jonathan Strange, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and hypnotherapist. I deeply believe that successful therapy needs to focus on you as a whole human being and not just on your problem.
Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, or something else, these are obstacles I can help you overcome. Your challenges shouldn’t be allowed to define who you are as a person.
I am Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy trained. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a person-centered approach to therapy. What that means is that I use scientifically based methods, but always focus on the genuine personal connection with you.
I can work with anyone because I keep an open mind and never judge someone based on the problems they are going through.
I was born and raised in Utah. This is where I belong, where I took my education, and where I am now raising my own children. In addition to being a therapist, I am also an artist. I believe art and being creative has incredible healing powers for both young and old. It taps into different aspects of our mind, which can be incredibly helpful in a therapy setting. Sometimes we as human beings just need to let go of our rational thinking minds and use our creativity to work with our emotions. I find nothing more meaningful than helping others, and I have always been naturally curious about people. ‘Ordinary’ and ‘normal’ are not words that have any meaning to me. Instead of thinking of people as either “normal” or “ill,” I tend to think in terms of happiness and unhappiness. You can be “normal” in the clinical sense but still struggle with your identity or emotions. Just as you can have a diagnosis and still find happiness. My job is to help you feel positive emotions regardless of your challenges.
In the past, I have helped men struggling with living up to the impossible ideals of modern masculinity. I have helped teens deal with the pressure of a competitive educational system. I have helped women experience, often for the first time in their lives, what it feels like to build a safe relationship with a man. And I have helped struggling populations find their way to feel accepted. With my diverse experience, I believe that there are few issues that surprise me anymore. However, everyone is different and the most important part of therapy is that we connect on a personal level.
I currently practice in-person and offer online therapy in Utah.
Therapy for Men
Religious & Faith Transitions
AGE OF SPECIALITY
"Your past may have shaped you, but it does not define you"
KNOW YOUR THERAPIST
WHAT DID YOU GET YOUR DEGREE(S) IN AND WHERE FROM?
University of Utah – Master of Social Work – 2013
Brigham Young University – Bachelor of Social Work – 2010
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