Jonathan Todd, MABC, LPC Intern is supervised by Sarah Carlson, PhD, LPC-S, RPT, RYT, and earned his Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. The professional Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree integrates biblical principles with modern psychology to prepare men and women to engage in church, institutional, or private licensed counseling practices. Jonathan started his post-masters 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.
Most recently, Jonathan has started building clientele part time at His Story Coaching and Counseling in Grapevine. His Story partners with a non-profit, Gatehouse – a transitional home for families fleeing domestic violence. A majority of Jonathan’s clinical experience here consists of seeing adolescents, teens, and children that have an issue of trauma, exposure to domestic violence, behavioral issues, and adjustment
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.
- Guest Lecturer on topic of Expressive Arts for Dallas Theological Seminary’s Introduction to Play Therapy (taught by Dr. Andi Thacker), Dallas Theological Seminary, March, 2017, and October 2017
- Moderator, Dallas Theological Seminary, Expressive Arts: Grief, Trauma, and Suffering with Dr. Andi Thacker and Dr. Linda Marten Fall, 2015
- Moderator, Dallas Theological Seminary, Expressive Arts through the Lifespan with Dr. Andi Thacker Spring, 2016
- Art Event Coordinator for Eikon: official art fellowship of Dallas Theological Seminary.
- Research Assistant, Personality and Perfectionism Lab, University of Florida, August 2012-May2013
- Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, University of Florida, PPE4324 Research Methods in Personality, PCO4930 Introduction to Counseling, CLP2001 Personal Growth
Jonathan is very passionate about art and culture. He loves to paint using acrylics and watercolors, and regularly explores art galleries. His favorite kind of food is Peruvian cuisine, and a life goal of his is to one day travel to Machu Picchu. Jonathan has gone on service trips up the north Amazon basin in Brazil, and wants to continue to travel in a serving capacity.