Jason Koenigbaur Psychotherapy

SPECIALIZING IN THE TREATMENT OF ANXIETY, DEPRESSION & TRAUMA/PTSD

Accepting In-Office Appointments. Online & Telephone Therapy Options Available.



Integrative Psychotherapy Based in Neuroscience to Rapidly Relieve Distressing Symptoms,
Change Neural Pathways, & Promote Lasting Personality Change

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ABOUT JASON


ABOUT JASON
I will help you access the underlying drives, motives, traumas, and emotions producing unwanted symptoms and change them using the most advanced methods in psychotherapy & neuroscience


ONLINE VIDEO CONFERENCING & PHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE.

REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST

I have twenty years experience in the mental health field specializing in treating anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, trauma, addiction, and relationship problems. My approach integrates evidence based methods, such as CBT, along with a psychodynamic approach exploring the unconscious in depth with Gestalt Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT), and Clinical Hypnotherapy.  My integrative approach gives more tools to address complex issues, resolve issues at the root cause, and create positive personality change. I provide a positive therapeutic experience meeting you with authenticity, support, and compassion. I see individuals, couples, and families.  CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE METHODS I USE 

  • Certifed Gestalt Psychotherapist ( 5 year post-Master’s training)
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Master Ceritifed Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT)
  • Trained EMDR Level 1 & 2, And Advanced Training in Complex Trauma & Dissociation 
  • Trained in EMDR Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP)
  • Trained in CBT, Trauma Focused CBT, and Mindfulness 
  • Trained in Emotion Focused Couples Therapy 
  • Trained in Time Line Therapy/NLP 
  • Trained in Image Transformtion Therapy (ImTT)
  • Extensively Trained in Energy Psychology Methods

ADDRESSING THE ROOT CAUSE OF ISSUES

My commitment is to help you shift out of unhealthy patterns keeping you stuck in fear, guilt, blame, and shame. Living life stuck in "pain patterns," robs you of your peace, potential,  and happiness. I will work with you to clear negative patterns based in subconscious programming at the root cause. Move forward with enthusiasm and excitement for life. 

ACTIVATING YOUR INNATE HEALING POTENTIAL 

I believe  healing is possible when we open ourselves to  accepting fundamentally who we are as persons  at a deeper level.  When this occurs there is no longer a need  to search compulsively for  acceptance outside of oneself.   I support my clients to embrace  their authenticity,  to resolve inner conflicts,   and to rise above obstacles with  courage.  The primary guiding principle in my work with clients is from Gestalt Therapy  and “The Paradoxical Theory of Change,”  which teaches, “the more a person accepts themselves the healthier they become.” 

WHAT TO EXPECT: 

After a thorough and targeted assessment of your issues, I can help you with the following...

•resolve root cause issues that have been running the subconscious mind 
•a detailed plan to help you move out of shame, guilt and blame 
•reduce distressful feelings and live more mindfully in the present
•accept emotions with compassion and connect with the Authentic Self 
•change and balance negative thoughts patterns
•reduce and eliminate symptoms associated with trauma/PTSD
•change the inner voice of anxiety
•improve communication and establish more authentic contact with others
•experiment with new behaviours that will bring success and self-esteem

FREE CONSULTATION 
Please contact me for a free thirty minute telephone consultation. I would be happy to discuss your needs and provide more details about my approach.

INSURANCE COVERAGE
 I provide insurance coverage for the services of a Registered Psychotherpist.  I am also supervised by a Registered Social Worker and Registered Psychologist. Under the supervised practice model, which most insurance companies accept, I can provide you services under Social Worker (MSW) and Psychologist. Please check with your provider. 

FEES
My fee is $150 / hour for in office meeting.  $160/ hour for couples and family therapy. 


If you are using coverage for psychological coverage,  the fee is $190.
*** Please note that I use highly specialized therapies to significantly reduce time in therapy.

MVA/WSIB
If you have experienced a motor vehicle accident, or workplace injury, I can provide psychological counselling for MVA and WSIB claims.  I am supervised by a clinical psychologist with York Region Psychological Services.  Trauma based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reporcessing (EMDR) are the primary therapetuic modalities used with MVA and WSIB clients.   Please click here to learn more about these therapies.

CLINICAL SUPERVISON 
I have years experience providing clinical supervision to registered and qualifying psychotherapists. Please contact me if you would like to receive clinical supervision. 

About Jason Koenigbaur  

After Jason completed his Masters Degree from the University of Toronto, he sought out extensive training and certification from the Gestalt Institute of Toronto (an approved psychotherapy training institution by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) and graduated from the five year Post-Graduate program in Professional Psychotherapy.  Gestalt is a psychodynamic psychotherapy that helps people come to understand how they interfere and block their own needs and support in favour for old defence mechanisms. The goal of Gestalt is to increase  awareness , move towards greater authenticity of self, and to tap into the creative potential that is required to satisfy human needs. 

In addition to private practice work, Jason has been employed with community based clinical counselling agencies in Newmarket and  York Region providing Cognitive-Behavioural and Solution-Focused Therapies to  individuals, couples and families and mentoring/supervising student therapists.  His background working with people from diverse populations, cultural backgrounds, and sexual orientations has equipped him to understand the unique needs of individuals. 

 In his search to help people from traumas and deeper issues, Jason  studied various methods to activate the healing power of the subconscious.   This pursuit involved certifying in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), Clinical Hypnotherapy, Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT), and Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT).   These cutting edge mind-body therapies work to release negative emotions/energies and to change behaviour more automatically.   







ISSUES TREATED


Please contact me to book an appointment or  a free thirty minute telephone consultation. I would be happy to discuss your needs and provide more details about my approach. 

        Specialization: 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
        Issues Treated: 
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Phobias
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
        Mental Health Issues Treated
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

THERAPIES


THERAPIES
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Overcoming Depression, Anxiety and Unwanted Behaviours  

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a short-term, structured form of psychotherapy that focuses on the client's present. In this model of therapy, the clinician and the client work as a team to identify the client's dysfunctional and distorted thoughts and beliefs, and both challenge and modify those thoughts and attitudes. Using this model, the client is educated on the relationship between his or her thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Current research supports the use of CBT for the treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance abuse, and personality disorders, just to name a few.

During CBT, the  therapist will identify and challenge a client's negative thought patterns. The therapist  will also help the client understand the impact those thoughts have on his or behaviour and feelings. By doing this, the therapist  and the client will be able to come up with alternative thoughts that lead to more positive feelings and behaviours.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Mindfulness:  Improve Mood through Acceptance of the Present Moment 

Mindfulness helps you to enter an alternative mode of mind that brings clarity. It teaches you to shift out of the critical mind, which is likely to accelerate a downward spiral, to another mode of mind in which you experience the world directly, without the need for concepts and judgement. When integrated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),  Mindfulness can help you to radically shift out  especially out of strong,  rigid thinking patterns by accessing  new neural  brain  networks offering new perspectives and a  greater sense of connection with self and others.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Clinical Hypnotherapy:   Change  strong, rigid thinking patterns 

Integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with Clinical Hypnosis offers a powerful combination of these treatment strategies. Studies have shown Clinical Hypnosis can enhance Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment and treat trauma. (Hammond, 1994; Lynn, Kirsch, Barabasz, Cardena, & Patterson, 2000). Research is also demonstrating that hypnosis is a useful tool for the treatment of anxiety, depression and fears. Clients whose issues may fall into the areas of psychological problems, habit change, or performance enhancement, may benefit significantly with hypnosis.  Clinical Hypnosis enhances cognitive and behavioural therapies.  It can be thought of as the glue that holds together the different aspects of treatment. 

It is important to note for clinical treatment of depression, anxieties and fears that a light hypnotic trance will suffice. The majority of the population drifts in and out of a light trance throughout the day; for example, when driving to a familiar location or becoming absorbed in a movie or a book. 

EMDR: Release Trauma Memories/Treat PTSD
EMDR is a scientifically validated therapeutic protocol for overcoming trauma. EMDR utilizes “bilateral stimulation”, i.e., sensory stimulation alternately on both sides of the spinal cord to release traumatic material from the brain in a way that makes it workable. Traumatic images locked in the brain are unprocessed and consequently turn on the “fight, flight or freeze” response. EMDR helps to release these traumatic images and transforms them into memories that no longer have a deleterious hold on the individual. EMDR is an evidence based therapy for the treatment of PTSD and has been shown to be effective for anxiety, phobias, depression and addictions when these issues originate in trauma.

Image Transformation Therapy: 
Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT) is a break-through treatment used to treat trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, and relationship dynamics.  A gentle therapy, it can help to to release pain, fear, guilt, shame,  of trauma and other experiences without the need to intensely experience the feelings.   Based on a visualization and breathing protocol, pain, fear and other distressing emotions can be released directly from the body and disturbing images and memories neutralized. People who have undergone ImTT therapy speak about the profound changes that have occured in their lives. 

Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT): 
Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT) is a highly advanced, cutting edge  therapy which helps to alleviate emotional distress and physical pain more rapidly.  ETT facilities  change through the therapeutic use of light,  colour wavelengths, brainwave entrainment,   and peripheral eye stimulation. It is a non-drug approach that can bypass the intellect and directly relieve unresolved emotions and suppressed memories at the root cause.  ETT combines the most advanced research in interpersonal therapy, attachment theory, and new discoveries in visual brain stimulation/ neuroplasicity.  I am Master Ceritied in Emotional Transformation Therapy and have received  over 120  hours of training and supervision by the founder, Dr. Steven Vazquez. 

Gestalt Therapy: Positive Personality Change

Gestalt therapy works to resolve the inner conflicts blocking individuals from growing and moving forward in their potential. I help clients understand the inner blocks and their origin and resolve them through the completion of 'unfinished business.' In addition to becoming more aware, the client can expect to connect to their inner resources, expand their emotional range and creativity, and reclaim parts of self that have been disowned. Gestalt is an experiential psychotherapy. It places emphasis on a relationship of contact between the therapist and client, focusing on issues as they arise in the present-moment, and interventions that allow the authentic self to emerge to activate healing. Gestalt  theory believes that in order to change, we must accept who we are. In contrast, the more a person works to become something different, the greater the chance that they will remain the same. This is the paradoxical theory of change; we change when we become aware of what we are as opposed to trying to become what we are not.

Emotion Focused Couples Therapy:  creating Healthy Relationships 

In EFT, the therapist and couple look at patterns formed in the relationship, including negative communication patterns, and take steps to create a more secure bond, develop more trust, and move the relationship into a healthy and positive direction. Emotion Focused Couples Therapy helps the couple to develop a greater feeling capacity for each other including empathy, forgiveness, and compassion.


Attachment Focused  EMDR: Heal attachment wounds and regulate distressful emotions

Clients who have experienced childhood traumas that have impacted their sense of safety and capacity to form close relational bonds in adulthood need a modification to the standard EMDR protocol. These injuries can include physical and sexual abuse, early losses, neglect, birth trauma, medical trauma, parental drug and alcohol abuse, and caregiver neglect. Children with traumatized parents can also take into their neuro networks the parents pain, distress and dysfunctional belief systems. Additionally, children who need to adopt a "false self," in order to repress feelings and emotions, or who needed to adapt to the needs of their caregivers for attachment, can also benefit from AF-EMDR. Attachment wounds and developmental deficit are healed through the installation of attachment based emotions in the neural networks of the brain. As the healing process progresses, clients will have the ability to regulate distressful emotions, resolve the attachment wound, and establish deeper connections with others.

FSAP: Feeling State Addiction Protocol

Release addictive behaviour and compulsions. A new short-term therapy that breaks behavioral addictions and eliminates the urges and cravings of substance addictions. The FSAP breaks the fixation between feeling and behavior. This fixation is the cause of addictions. By identifying the exact feeling and behavior, the fixation can be processed using a modified form of the 'EMDR protocol' Once the fixation is broken, there are no further cravings or urges that have to be controlled or behavior that has to be managed. In fact the person is able to perform the behavior as appropriate.




ONLINE BOOKING


ONLINE BOOKING

Welcome to the Online Booking System

The online booking system is only for CURRENT CLIENTS ONLY.  If you are interested in becoming a client, please contact me first. CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT.    All other ongoing appointments may be booked in person after the session or conveniently online.  CLICK  HERE TO BOOK ONLINE. There is a section on the online booking app that allows you to add questions and comments which I will see and respond to. 

When you click the online booking link, you will see a list of therapists from Newmarket Therapy Centre.     These therapists are my associates.  Please find my name, JASON KOENIGBAUR in the list. 

My current office hours are as follows: 

TUESDAY: 1:00 p.m - 8:00 pm 
WEDNESDAY: 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
THURSDAY: 1:00 pm -8:00 pm 
FRIDAY:  9:00 am- 5:00pm 

Information Regarding Benefits Plans: 

If you are going to be using benefits for therapy, please check your policy.   It is the responsibility of the client to understand their  policy before starting therapy.

I am covered under   the title of Registered Psychotherapist.  As I am supervised by a Registered Psychologist and Registered Social Worker, , I can also provide benefits under the services of  MSW (Social Worker, Hilla Keren) and Registered Psychologist (York Region Psychological Services & Dalton Associates). 

Payment: 

Payment is to be received after each session.     Mastercard, Visa, cash, cheque and debit accepted.

The cost of therapy is $150/hour. Couples & Family Therapy $160/hr
Online Therapy via Video Conferencing or Phone:   $120/ hour
Online Hypnotherapy $120/ hour (can be covered under psychotherapy services). 

Please note the following: 

•Online booking available only to existing/approved clients. 
•You may book up to three appointments at one time. 
•Cancellation is 48 hours in advance for online bookings. The system will not allow you to cancel if you are not in the 48 hr window
•If you need to cancel or reschedule, please go into your confirmation email. There is a link in the email to cancel. 
•Please be responsible for your appointments and notify me in advance if you cannot attend. 

CONTACT JASON


  • 436 Queen St, Newmarket, ON, Canada