Jon Trauth, LISW - Ohio Therapist at Grow Therapy

Jon Trauth

Jon Trauth


20 years of experience

Dr. Jonathan Trauth is Assistant professor in the Social Work Department. the last few years he was a lecturer in the Department of Counseling, Social Work & Leadership at Northern Kentucky University and Miami University. In the 1990s while working for the affordable housing coalition and serving special needs populations, Jonathan studied psychology and theology leading to a dual Degree from Xavier University. In 2001, Dr. Trauth began working in substance abuse dependency counseling in inner city Lexington, KY, while working on his MSW at the University of Kentucky. He completed his Doctorate in Counseling at the University of Cincinnati in 2016. Dr. Trauth traveled to El Salvador and to Nicaragua to help build water filtration systems and malaria-proofing latrines while also being introduced to permaculture techniques for third-world country applications. Dr. Trauth worked three years at the Clermont Recovery Center in Batavia, Ohio, with adolescents incorporating therapy through gardening. He then brought the ideas learned in horticulture therapy to clients and families at Lighthouse Youth Services where he worked as a social worker and clinical supervisor. Last year he completed his 72 hour permaculture certification. More recently at St. Leo the Great parish, Dr. Trauth began working with the Burundian refugee population. These refugees requested his help in obtaining land for farming so they could grow their own food. Observable outcomes that have had a significant impact on these refugees include community integration, self-efficacy, self-sufficiency, increase in business knowledge, opportunities for physical exercise for all ages, and a collaboration with different organizations focused on the creation and sustainability of a refugee garden.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Mindfulness Based therapy

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

Anxiety Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Issues, Grief/Death and Dying/Bereavement, Relationship Issues, Substance Abuse

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