JONATHAN STEIN, RDT, CTP, MA
I have been following my life’s calling to be a holistic health practitioner for over 30 years. Informed by my own challenging journey toward health and wholeness, I feel honored to help my clients awaken inspiration and discover their innate capacities to live a truly joyful life.
Immersed in my study of body-centered, transpersonal and holistic health practices since my early 20’s, my actual career began in 1987 when I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and began honing my counseling skills as a mental health clinician in a day treatment center. By 1995, following in the footsteps of my parents who were both psychotherapists, I graduated with a Master’s degree in Holistic Counseling and Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, at which time my career as a bona fide, certified, registered psychotherapist began in earnest.
I have since earned two subsequent post-graduate professional certifications in transpersonal psychotherapy and creative arts therapies, have completed extensive academic and professional training in my field, and have developed an eclectic style that is informed largely by transpersonal, body-centered, peer oriented, and self-help approaches. Over the years, I have received guidance and training from numerous prominent teachers and practitioners of traditional, alternative and complementary holistic health sciences.
I continue to evolve my counseling style, integrating transpersonal psychology with in-body spiritual guidance and education. I have certifications in a self-awareness and healing process called Focusing, and two therapeutic breathwork approaches including Transformational Breath™ and Unlimited Breath™, have pursued personal instruction and guidance for three years at the Institute for Awakened Mutuality, a school for psycho-spiritual development, and now offer instruction to my clients in movement-based and in-life meditation practices, all of which enhance my psychotherapy offerings. I am currently very interested in learning more about the clinical applications of intuition in psychotherapy and am gradually integrating this deepening awareness into my practice.
Beginning in my teenage years, I struggled intensely with symptoms of depression and anxiety which lasted for many years. This was coupled with what my own long-time transpersonal therapist and mentor once humorously called “the worst case of Inner Critic Syndrome” he had encountered. Influenced deeply by my therapist’s (and other’s) skillful, compassionate and incredibly patient guidance, I have since gone through many significant and profound life changes that have altered the way I see and live my life. Impacted and inspired by those whose shoulders I now stand upon, I have since picked up the torch that had been passed to me. For over two decades, I have been working with individuals who are committed to becoming champions of their own healing and personal transformation. Through my work, I support my clients in discovering inner resources leading to deep trust in themselves, their innate ability to move through life challenges with courage, confidence and heart, and to live creative, productive, joyful and meaningful lives in alignment with their Soul’s intention.
I am an ardent follower of my Soul’s passion and welcome the often joyful, often painful process of bringing to light the darkness within. I am a writer, musician, artist and an improvisational dancer with a love for contemplative dance styles such as Contact Improvisation and Authentic Movement, all of which influence and deepen my work as a holistic health practitioner.
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My private practice is located in Hadley, MA (USA), and online worldwide via Skype video. I offer a complimentary 20 minute consultation.
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I welcome clients of all ages, race, ethnicities, religions (or non-religions), and alternative lifestyles (sexual orientation, gender identification, and non-traditional and “designer” relationship structures including polyamory and intergenerational (age gap) partnerships).