Dr. Jonathan Dunlap is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor with over 14 years of counseling experience working with people living with a variety of mental health concerns including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug use, racial identity/racism, parenting, anger, stress, and trauma. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology, master's degree in professional counseling and doctoral degree in professional counseling. He is a certified alcohol and drug therapist and Collaborative Problem Solving specialist. He has completed extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. One of his primary objectives as a therapist is to help clients answer the tough questions life can present. I have a person-centered approach where I focus on the immediate needs of the client and connect those needs to themes that are present (and have been present) throughout their lives. I use this approach to decide how to create goals with the client. I also use a collaborative approach to solving problems. Within this model, I operate under the assumption that the client would do well if they could and if they aren't doing well, something must be getting in the way. My objective is to find out what is getting in the way of their life going in the direction they want and we work together to address the concerns that present as barriers to their success. I also consider the systemic factors that contribute to the suffering the client is experiencing (if that is a direction the client wants to consider when they are looking at making decisions in their life). I offer a non-judgement space where clients can say exactly how they feel without the fear of being told they are "wrong" or their perspective is not right.