Jonathan Edwards, L.C.S.W.
Life is hard. Anger and sadness are natural responses to a world that can be unfair. These feelings can strain relationships, make it difficult to handle day-to-day responsibilities, and damage self-esteem. But we can still achieve peace of mind by learning to manage this dissatisfaction, while forming deeper connections to the people and things that bring us joy, including ourselves. Having a relatable person in your corner while you navigate life's challenges can make a world of difference.
I am Jonathan Edwards, a clinical social worker with extensive experience providing evidenced-based therapeutic interventions in stress and anger management, depression, trauma, and anxiety. I have a passion for supporting individuals, couples and families as they transition through challenging life situations, and specialize in working with young adults and adolescents, including those from 'non-traditional' family structures. I draw upon diverse approaches, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and solution-focused therapy, and I consider establishing and strengthening rapport to be the foundation of sound mental health practice.
I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Morehouse College, and a Master's in Social Work from Howard University. I believe in using holistic, multifaceted approaches to achieving emotional balance. Setting and reaching small attainable goals, can lead to increased confidence and motivation to meet even greater challenges. I commend you for taking the first step, and consider it a privilege to assist you in taking the next.