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Jonathan Newsum(He/Him/His)

Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling
Addiction- Anxiety - Couples counseling- Depression-Developmental disorders- Trauma-

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Professional statement

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, addiction, anxiety disorders, attachment disorders, family conflict, mood disorders, and trauma including PTSD.

Jonathan uses a holistic approach to mental health. Jonathan’s approach to therapy focuses on helping clients to increase understanding, develop skills, and empower the client to utilize treatment for healing, growth, and increased acceptance. Clients learn how to change old patterns that have created a sense of being stuck. Jonathan utilizes a variety of evidence-based approaches in treatment including attachment-based family therapy ABFT, play therapy, sand tray, Gottman Method, cognitive behavioral therapy CBT, dialectical behavioral therapy DBT, acceptance and commitment therapy ACT, and Brainspotting for trauma.

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. Jonathan brings compassion and experience into his sessions with clients as he supports them through their mental health challenges.

Message to clients

Whether this is your first experience seeking therapy or you need a new therapist, I appreciate how challenging the experience can be in finding a therapist you can trust for you and your family's needs. I offer a free 15-minute consultation to answer any questions you may have to ensure that the therapeutic experience will be the best fit for your needs.

Are you feeling stuck, find yourself repeating the same patterns that lead to frustration, disconnection, shame, and guilt? I provide a style of therapy that helps to challenge old patterns of thinking and acting. Often the skills that helped us move forward in early life can be the same ones that lead later to difficulty in relationships and can impede our sense of self. I can help you to improve self-confidence and communication, begin to change unproductive patterns, and heal past traumas whether relational or more complex.

I consider it a privilege that you have considered me as the person to support you through these current challenges in your life. Therapy is all about relationships and it requires a high level of trust and vulnerability. You can rest assured that I will always provide the best of care from the first session through the last session and if you need new support in the future I will be there again.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 23 years

New Start Recovery Center, Therapist
Blackhawk Family Development Center, Therapist and Director of Organizational Development
Los Medanos College, Professor
Newport Healthcare, Clinical Director
Building Connections Behavioral Health, Senior Clinical Supervisor
Center for Social Dynamics, Clinical Director
Jonathan Newsum, LMFT, Therapist and Business Owner

John F. Kennedy University, MA, 2001


California: 41394




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Jonathan Newsum is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$250 (60min)
  • Sliding scale:$150 - $250
  • Initial session:$250 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$250 (60min)
  • Family sessions:$250 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I want to support everyone the best I can as I know finances can be challenging for many people. I offer a sliding scale for folks who cannot otherwise afford the $250 rate. Many people forget that their current insurance may contain an out-of-network benefit and that they have a health savings account or flexible spending account. These resources can provide you with both reimbursement for services as well as tax advantages. In many cases by utilizing your out-of-network benefit and HSA/FSA you can be reimbursed $600-800 each month which will cover the majority of the therapy cost.

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.