ABOUT JASON


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


NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.  

ONLINE & IN-PERSON SESSIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST

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)

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 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

INSURANCE COVERAGE

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) . 

FEES
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.