Jonathan Smith, Psy.D.
Jonathan was born and raised in and around Louisville, Ky. He developed a passion for a psychology at a young age and set out to become a clinician. After graduating from The University of Louisville with a bachelors degree in psychology, he moved to Chicago to begin graduate school.
Jonathan graduated from The Chicago School of Professional
Psychology in 2015. During and after his coursework, he engaged in clinical
training at college counseling centers, outpatient mental health practices, and
an intensive outpatient program at a psychiatric hospital. Since completing his
degree, Jonathan worked and underwent training and additional supervision at a
group practice in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. While at this practice
he also served as a clinical supervisor for other therapists.
Throughout his training, Jonathan has focused on developing
skills related to working with LGTBQ individuals, helping people manage trauma,
and utilizing the best available research to inform treatment decisions. He
integrates a variety of approaches and techniques into his work, but relies
heavily on cognitive-behavioral theory and making use of the relationship
between himself and his clients.
Jonathan believes that it is vital for people to trust their
therapist’s office to be a safe space that is free of judgment. He works with
clients to help them identify goals of treatment that are aligned with their own
values and beliefs. He makes recommendations about changes he believes will be
helpful to make in his client’s lives, but he respects his clients’ decisions
about what goals to set.
To learn more about his background and training, or to
schedule a phone consultation, call or email him today.