JASON KOENIGBAUR - MTS, C.Hyp, RP


JASON KOENIGBAUR - MTS, C.Hyp, RP
Registered Psychotherapist/Owner & Clinical Director of Newmarket Therapy Centre INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY & SOCIAL WORK- SUPERVISED PRACTICE MODEL).

Jason has over fifteen years experience in the mental health field , specializing in treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, complex PTSD, addiction and relationship dynamics. Jason's approach integrates scientific, evidence based approaches such as CBT along with cutting edge therapies of EMDR, Image Transformation Therapy, and Clinical Hypnosis. Jason connects his clients to their innate healing potential with courage, strength and authenticity.

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I am a   Registered Psychotherapist (RP), with twenty  years experience in the mental health field , specializing in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, chronic pain and relationship dynamics. As an integrative therapist I utilize both scientific, evidence based therapies such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing),  along with the holistic mind-body therapies of Gestalt Psychotherapy,  Clinical Hypnosis and Mindfulness. I draw upon the best aspects of these therapies in order to provide a comprehensive treatment plan that will allow you to resolve distressing symptoms and heal from root causes of issues. I  provide a safe, supportive and empathetic environment where you can share your thoughts and feelings openly.


I believe  healing is possible when we open ourselves to  accepting fundamentally who we are as persons  at a deeper level.  When this occurs there is no longer a need  to search compulsively for  acceptance outside of oneself.  Learning to accept  all parts of the Self,  even parts that have been rejected or disowned, stops the  enslaving need for approval.  I support my clients to embrace  their emotions authentically,  to be present compassionately with parts of self  that have been injured and hurt, and to rise above obstacles with  courage.  The primary guiding principle in my work with clients is from Gestalt Therapy  and “The Paradoxical Theory of Change,”  which teaches, “the more a person accepts themselves the healthier they become.” 


Part of becoming a healthier person, I believe, is to identify and change negative ”thinking, feeling, and behaving”  patterns creating unhappiness and havoc in the psyche. These patterns are often subconscious re-enactments,  primarily from childhood, which served to protect the child from painful  emotions of shame, guilt, blame and fear.   I help  my clients to understand the origins of their  negative patterns keeping them  stuck,  change the subconscious programming keeping up the dysfunction, and to aid  the body to safely release stored up pain.   The consequence of not changing these patters is alienation from  the Authentic Self.  Chanigng old patters  creates a path for improved mental and physical health,  satisfying relationships, and better direction in life. 


 What to Expect: 


After a thorough and targeted  assessment of your issue  expect to... 


  • resolve root cause issues that have been running the subconscious mind 
  • a detailed plan to help you move out of shame, guilt and blame 
  •  reduce distressful feelings and live more mindfully in the present
  •  accept emotions with compassion and connect with the Authentic Self 
  • change and balance negative thoughts patterns 
  • reduce and eliminate symptoms associated with PTSD 
  • change the inner voice of anxiety
  •  improve communication and establish more authentic contact with others 
  • experiment with new behaviours that will bring success and self-esteem

   

  About Jason Koenigbaur  


 After Jason completed his Masters Degree from the University of Toronto, he sought out extensive training and certification from the Gestalt Institute of Toronto (an approved psychotherapy training institution by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) and graduated from the five year Post-Graduate program in Professional Psychotherapy.  Gestalt is a psychodynamic psychotherapy that helps people come to understand how they interfere and block their own needs and support in favour for old defense mechanisms. The goal of Gestalt is to increase  awareness , move towards greater authenticity of self, and to tap into the creative potential that is required to satisfy human needs. 


In addition to private practice work, Jason has been employed with community based clinical counselling agencies in Newmarket and  York Region providing Cognitive-Behavioural and Solution-Focused Therapies to  individuals, couples and families and mentoring/supervising student therapists.  His background working with people from diverse populations, cultural backgrounds, and sexual orientations has equipped him to understand the unique needs of individuals. 


 In his search to help people from traumas and deeper issues, Jason  studied various methods to activate the healing power of the subconscious.   This pursuit involved certifying in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)  and  Clinical Hypnosis .  These cutting edge mind-body therapies work to release negative emotions/energies and to change behaviour more automatically.