Jonathan Todd, LPC Intern, supervised by Sarah Carlson, PhD, LPC-S, RPT, RYT, started his internship experience counseling residents at Dallas Life homeless shelter in downtown Dallas. Through this experience Jonathan counseled individuals and groups through issues of trauma, addictions, family conflict, anger management, depression, anxiety, mental illness, personality disorders, and struggles with self-worth. Since April of 2016 Jonathan has also gained experience at Innovation 360 where he has provided Life Development services for clients in an intensive outpatient setting struggling with mental illness, addiction, and dual diagnosis. As an LPC Intern, Jonathan has also gained experience at Legacy Counseling Center, a non-profit organization that provides services to people in the community diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. In these settings Jonathan has gained experience in implementing therapeutic processes such as expressive arts, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, existential, and experiential interventions to assist clients in meeting their goals of inward and outward growth.
Through counseling services Jonathan hopes to help individuals feel empowered to resolve problems in living. As a counselor Jonathan aspires to provide people with a safe environment that enables positive growth in his clients. His priority is to provide acceptance, empathy, and consistent care into every session. Jonathan’s ultimate goal is to walk alongside clients as they make the courageous decision to implement changes in their life.