He/Him/HisMaster of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Jonathan Newsum is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Walnut Creek, CA. He works with clients of all ages, including couples, parents, and families with a passion for helping those with neurodivergence such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD, which may lead to issues in the workplace or at school. Jonathan also works with those with anxiety and those with attachment disorders, family conflict, and trauma.
Jonathan’s approach to therapy draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), two thoughts-based therapy modalities that focus on the role of thoughts and thought patterns in self-worth. Clients learn how to avoid the negative self-talk that can hold them back from feeling whole and happy. Jonathan also offers attachment-based family therapy, play therapy, and the Gottman Method to support the development of healthy bonding between partners and family members. He also practices somatic therapies like Brainspotting, offering a holistic approach to mental health and providing clients with comprehensive care.
Jonathan earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and has over 20 years of experience as a therapist. He’s previously worked as a clinical program director, clinical supervisor, and professor, bringing this experience into his sessions with clients as he supports them through their mental health challenges.
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Developmental disorders - Support coping with and understanding a child’s unique strengths and challenges; strengthening social and communication skills; parent training and coaching
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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Years of Experience: 23 years
John F. Kennedy University, MA, 2001