jonathan mcgehee, ms
licensed professional counselor - intern
supervised by lindsay ballinger, lpc-s
I believe seeking change, and especially asking for help to find it, is a very courageous act. After seeking a lot of change in my own life, it has become my great honor to help others do the same. We can sometimes change our circumstances, we can change our behaviors, but I believe the most powerful changes occur when we change our unhelpful beliefs about ourselves and others, and our unhealthy interpretations of the events in our lives.
I earned my Master of Science in Counseling from Southern Methodist University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern under the supervision of Dr. Lindsay Ballinger. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and families. I have worked in private practice, a family counseling center, and completed my internship as a school counselor in Frisco ISD.
I work with individuals from a Cognitive Behavioral viewpoint. Our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors heavily influence one another. Many people are aware of how they feel and how they behave, but are not aware of the internal dialogue they have with themselves. Many times we have deep-rooted unhealthy beliefs we unknowingly carry with us. Changing the way we think can have a profound influence on the way we feel and behave. In the same way modifying our behavior can change the way we think and feel.
I have worked with individuals and adolescents on anger issues, social skills, depression, and anxiety, and with those in crisis. I am also honored to work with individuals in recovery from addictive behaviors. I find great joy in helping parents strengthen their relationships with their children as well.
I am a spiritual person, and I treasure my faith above all else. I love for my clients to incorporate their faith and spirituality in the counseling process when they believe it will be helpful for them.