Jason Koenigbaur Psychotherapy



Request an Appointment


I will help you understand the root causes of your issues. 




With twenty years in the mental health field, I can help you to heal from such issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, post-traumatic stress, childhood abuse, work related stress, substance/behavioral addictions,  relationship conflicts and attachment repair. My approach integrates evidence based methods, such as CBT,  with Gestalt Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR),  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
  • EMDR Level 1 & 2 Trainging,  Advanced Training in Complex Trauma & Dissociation 
  • TrainING in EMDR Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP)
  • Training in CBT & Trauma Focused CBT 
  • Training  in Emotion Focused  Couples Therapy 
  • Training in Time Line Therapy 
  • Training  in Image Transformtion Therapy (ImTT)
  • Trained in Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT)


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. 


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.” 


After an  assessment of your issues, I can help you with the following...

•resolve root cause issues that have been running the subconscious mind 
•learn to move out of shame, guilt and blame 
•reduce distressful feelings and live more mindfully in the present
•accept emotions with compassion and connect with your  Authentic Self 
•change and balance negative thoughts patterns
•work towards resolving underlying trauma  
•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


I provide insurance coverage for the services of a Registered Psychotherpist.  I am also supervised by a Registered Social Worker. I can provide you services under Social Worker (MSW) . 

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

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.   


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 & 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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.



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 Social Worker.


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
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. 


  • 436 Queen St, Newmarket, ON, Canada