Jonathan Senderak, MA
Jonathan Senderak is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and national certified counselor (NCC) who is devoted in his work with adolescents and adults. Jonathan believes that counseling is a collaborative relationship where he and the patient work together to accomplish treatment goals. Jonathan employs a strength-based and person-centered approach that allows him to engage in meaningful conversations targeting the patient's areas of concern. Jonathan works with patients to build upon areas of strength that patient can use to face life’s challenges. Jonathan uses evidenced-based treatment strategies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based strategies, and executive functioning coaching. Jonathan also holds a Professional Educator License in School Counseling.
Jonathan’s clinical interest includes a variety of presenting issues, such as: anxiety disorders, depression and other mood disorders, struggles in life transitions, teen issues and stressors, learning disorders, ADD/ADHD and other executive functioning issues, behavioral challenges, struggles with social skills, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, issues of divorce, substance use and abuse, school and academic difficulties, as well as job and career issues.
Jonathan graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree as well as his Master of Arts in School Counseling degree from Northeastern Illinois University. In the school setting, Jonathan has worked with high school students, assisting them in exploring post-secondary opportunities, academic planning, as well as working through any personal issues. He has worked with teens struggling with family illness and loss as well as divorce. Jonathan also assisted eighth grade students in transitioning to high school, through developing study skills, time management, organizational, and other executive functioning skills.
Jonathan has continued his education and training in substance use, abuse and recovery; adolescent counseling; adolescent substance use; grief and loss; play therapy techniques; coping strategies for anxiety; ethics; motivational interviewing; as well as children and adolescent clinical psychopharmacology.
Jonathan is currently a member of the American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, Illinois School Counselor Association, as well as American School Counselor Association.