Jon Burkhart, RP, MTA
Why do individuals seek psychotherapy? The answer may be different for everyone. Often the client may not know what ails them, but that something is not right and they need to talk to someone. Psychotherapy can provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to process thoughts and emotions.
I have an eclectic and holistic approach to psychotherapy, and utilize tools from Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, as well as evidence-based modalities such as CBT and DBT. Also, my experience as a music therapist provides a creative approach that can be used within psychotherapy sessions to express emotions and improve cognition.
The most important part of psychotherapy is the therapeutic relationship. When engaging in a therapeutic relationship, I will work with the client to build trust and create a safe environment to support them in overcoming life’s hardships.
Jon is a Registered Psychotherapist and a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier’s Master’s of Music Therapy Program. Before attending graduate school, Jon worked for several years as a Rehabilitation Specialist with adults in a psychosocial program.
As a psychotherapist, Jon has worked with diverse populations of all ages to address cognitive, communicative, emotional, social, physical and spiritual domains. Jon currently works with youth with developmental disabilities and anxiety, and adults with mental and physical health challenges and end of life concerns. Jon values diversity and inclusion and celebrates difference, while also recognizing common concerns of the human condition.
Client Focus: Individuals of all ages
Types of therapy: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, DBT, Mindfulness
Areas of Focus: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Mood Disorders, Psychosis, Dementia, Personality Disorders