ABOUT JASON


ABOUT JASON
I will help you release your symptoms at the  the root cause and activate your innate healing potential thorough advanced methods in neuroscience and mind-body healing. 




ONLINE & IN-PERSON SESSIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

am a Registered Psychotherapist with twenty years experience in the mental health field, specializing treating anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, chronic pain and relationship 

As an integrative therapist I use both scientific, evidence based therapies such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT),  Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Ego State Therapy, and EMDR. Holistic mind-body therapies such as Gestalt Psychotherapy, Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT), and Clinical Hypnosis are used to access deeper rooted issues. 

I draw upon the best aspects of these therapies in order to provide a comprehensive treatment plan that will allow you to resolve distressing symptoms and heal from root causes of issues. I provide a safe, supportive and empathetic environment where you can share your thoughts and feelings openly.

ADDRESSING ISSUES AT THE ROOT CAUSE 

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. Expect to resolve issues more rapidly as we go DEEPER. As you heal expect to move forward in life with greater enthusiasm, excitement and aliveness.

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

•resolve root cause issues that have been running the subconscious mind 
•move out of the  tyranny of guilt, blame and shame and reclaim your Authentic Self
•reduce distressful feelings and live more mindfully in the present
•accept emotions with compassion and establish firm boundaries 
•change underlying negative core beliefs that no longer serve you
•resolve traumatic memories and integrate parts of Self 
•change the inner voice of anxiety and negative inner dialogues
•improve communication and establish more authentic contact with others
•experiment with new behaviours that will bring success and self-esteem


CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING 

  • Certifed Gestalt Psychotherapist ( 5 year post-Master’s training)
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • EMDR Level 1 & 2 Training
  • Advanced Training in Complex Trauma, Dissociation & Ego State Therapy 
  • Trained  in EMDR Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP)
  • Trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Trauma Focused CBT 
  • Trained in Emotion Focused  Couples Therapy 
  • Trained in Time Line Therapy 
  • Training  in Image Transformtion Therapy (ImTT)
  • Master Trained in Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT)

INSURANCE COVERAGE

I am a Registered Psychotherapist, and I am also supervised both by a Registered Psychologist and Social Worker.  You can claim my services under your  insurance plans under a Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Psychologist (supervised practice), and MSW Social Worker (supervised practice).   Please consult with your insurance company regarding the supervised practice model. 

FEES
My fee is $190/hour for in office meeting. $200/ hour for couples and family therapy.  $150 for online 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.