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.