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6 Lenox Pointe Northeast
Atlanta, GA, 30324
United States

404-964-6629

Jonathan Standish, MS, LAPC, NCC

Jonathan is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor committed to helping individuals and couples overcome relationship, sex, and intimacy concerns. Jonathan also has a passion for working with LGBTIQ related concerns including but not limited to coming out, transition, sexual health, and HIV/AIDS. 

 

About

 Jonathan Standish, MS, LAPC, NCC
 

Jonathan Standish, MS, LAPC, NCC

 
 

Jonathan is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor committed to helping individuals and their partners overcome relationship, sex, and intimacy concerns. He welcomes the opportunity to work with a diverse array of individuals from varying ages, sexual orientations, and racial and cultural backgrounds. He has experience working with a variety of presenting concerns such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma. Jonathan also has a passion for working with LGBTIQ related concerns including, but not limited to, coming out, transitioning, sexual health, and HIV/AIDS. In addition, Jonathan has substantial experience working within the poly and kink communities with specific competencies in structured relationships and consensual non-monogamy.

Education

Jonathan earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology from John Carroll University and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University. Jonathan is currently working towards his certification in Sex Therapy from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) under the supervision of Erika Pluhar, Ph.D., Ed.S.

Experience

Jonathan has experience in a variety of clinical settings including intensive outpatient, university counseling centers, and non-profit agencies. In addition to working at WholeHeart, Jonathan sees clients at Odyssey Family Counseling Center in College Park, providing individual and group counseling within their Adult Mental Health and Substance Abuse Programs. At Odyssey, Jonathan has learned the value of holistic health and wellness based practices while advocating for the client with outside providers and agencies.  Prior to Odyssey, Jonathan worked within Counseling and Disability services at Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta campus. At SCAD he dedicated his time to counseling students and developing outreach and programming on student mental, sexual, and physical health.  In addition to clinical practice, Jonathan contracts as a policy advocate in the area of HIV competencies. Most recently he has been a participating author for ADAP Advocacy Association’s white paper regarding model policies for transgender competencies in ADAP’s and Ryan White programs.

Throughout his experiences, Jonathan has developed a strengths-based multicultural approach to counseling. While he tends to utilize Cognitive-Behavioral techniques paired with Attachment Theory in his work, he draws from as many other therapeutic modalities as needed to best meet his clients’ needs.

 

Contact

678-337-8562

jonathan@wholeheartpsychotherapy.net