Jonathan  Kirkendall

Jonathan Kirkendall

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Master of Arts, MA

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for daytime appointments in Dupont Circle practice (updated December 03, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Loss and grief
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Career counseling

Professional statement

Jonathan Kirkendall is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, D.C., who specializes in bringing integrative solutions to anxiety, depression, grief, including working with individuals who have either had a parent or sibling die by suicide, and trauma. He is especially interested in how our fast-paced, overly-busy, modern lifestyle does not support optimal wellbeing and works with his clients to build new habits to sustain wellbeing.

Having received training from Naropa University, one of the first counseling programs to teach an integrated mindfulness approach, Jonathan sees mental health from a holistic point of view, and explores with his clients how diet, exercise, nutrition, sleep and mindfulness can impact symptoms of anxiety and depression, and how those things can aid in healing from grief and trauma. He often will utilize mindfulness exercises in the session to help his clients connect to the present moment, exercises that his clients can utilize at home in between sessions. He also digs deep with individuals to explore how they interacted with their family and siblings when they were growing up. This can be used to better understand their triggers and symptoms.

Jonathan wants to help his clients discover not only how to live with symptoms but really how to live optimally. He has extensive training in grief and trauma. He also served as clinical director for a national bereavement non-profit where he wrote the curriculum for children and parents around grief. He is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, the National Alliance for Grieving Children, and has served on the board of the DC chapter of the AMHA and has been a student and practitioner of Buddhism for nearly three decades. He looks forward to meeting you at his office in Dupont Circle.


Message to clients

There’s almost always more than one way to solve a problem or address an issue in your life. But which approach is right for you? I specialize in answering that question -- looking at the challenge or obstacle you’re facing from several different angles. Maybe you feel stuck, or anxious, or have something that you just keep doing, and that thing has become the obstacle. My job is to listen and suggest ways to address that obstacle, and allow you to return to your natural state of mental well-being.


Specialties

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance Grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, mindfulness, career

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance


General expertise


Insurance

Jonathan Kirkendall is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $195 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $160 - $195

Therapist's note

Jonathan can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Dupont Circle practice

1633 Q Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20009

Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2003 - Present
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, 2006 - 2017
Miriam's Kitchen, 1997 - 2003
American Red Cross Manhattan, 1996-1997

Naropa Institute, MA Counseling Psychology, 1994
Wake Forest University, 1983


Languages

  • English