Johnathon Peterson, LCMHC - Utah Therapist at Grow Therapy

Johnathon Peterson

Johnathon Peterson

3 years of experience

Hi there, my name is John! I'm a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a Master's in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. I've worked with a diverse caseload over my time working with families, individuals, and couples. Additionally, I bring expertise in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and cultural competence. I'm dedicated to client-centered care, and creative problem-solving.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

I prioritize getting to know my clients as individuals, understanding their unique backgrounds, personalities, and experiences. This involves discussing their therapy goals, my expectations for therapy, and any expectations or questions they may have. By focusing on these elements, I create a solid foundation for effective therapy. This person-centered approach fosters a strong therapeutic alliance and empowers clients to take an active role in their healing journey. Through this collaborative process, we work together to achieve meaningful and lasting change. Additionally, I find it helpful to review and utilize assessments that can inform the most effective treatment plan for each client. These assessments provide valuable insights into their needs and guide our therapeutic work, ensuring that our approach is tailored and comprehensive.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I believe that my passion for learning drives me to continually seek new information and techniques to enhance my growth as a therapist. This commitment to ongoing education enables me to deliver the most effective therapy sessions for my clients. Additionally, I maintain a balanced approach that combines warmth and empathy with a willingness to challenge clients to delve deeply into the healing process. While this journey can be uncomfortable at times, clients often find it to be profoundly rewarding and transformative.

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

My experience with CBT has shown it to be a powerful tool for facilitating positive change. By focusing on the interplay between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and utilizing a structured, goal-oriented approach, I have witnessed significant improvements in my clients' mental health and well-being. Through ongoing education and a commitment to evidence-based practice, I continue to refine my CBT skills to provide the highest standard of care.

Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

My experience with DBT has shown it to be a transformative treatment method, especially for clients with significant emotional and behavioral difficulties. By combining mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, DBT provides a holistic approach to mental health care. Through continuous training and adherence to DBT principles, I strive to deliver high-quality, compassionate care that helps clients achieve lasting change and improved quality of life.

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

My experience with ACT has highlighted its powerful potential to foster psychological flexibility and meaningful change. By combining acceptance, mindfulness, and commitment strategies, ACT offers clients a robust framework for addressing psychological distress and enhancing life satisfaction. Through ongoing education and dedication to evidence-based practice, I strive to deliver high-quality ACT interventions that empower clients to lead authentic, values-driven lives.

Trauma Informed Care

My experience with ART within a trauma-informed care framework has shown it to be a powerful tool for helping clients resolve trauma quickly and effectively. By emphasizing safety, trust, collaboration, and empowerment, ART aligns well with the principles of TIC and provides a compassionate approach to trauma recovery. Through continuous training and dedication to best practices, I strive to offer high-quality, empathetic care that supports clients on their healing journey.

Person-centered (Rogerian)

My experience with Person-Centered Therapy has demonstrated its profound impact on facilitating personal growth and emotional healing. By fostering an environment of unconditional positive regard, empathy, and congruence, PCT empowers clients to explore their true selves and achieve meaningful change. Through ongoing training and a commitment to the core principles of PCT, I strive to provide compassionate and effective care that honors each client's unique journey toward self-discovery and fulfillment.