Jonathan Kaplan has 20+ years of experience coaching individuals, couples, and organizations on performance optimization, personal transformation, and eliminating communication breakdowns.
Jonathan’s passion in psychology has led him to explore and get certificates in many modalities including: hypnosis, hypnotherapy, Accelerated Experienced Dynamic Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Integration, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Functional Family Therapy, and more. Jonathan spent 11+ years as a professional mental health counselor in Colorado.
In addition to his background in psychology, Jonathan has worked in Software as a Service (SaaS) companies since 2007, serving in many different roles including frontend and backend developer, project manager, and CTO. His passion and background in psychology is nearly matched by his passion, skills, and experience in technology and software development. Understanding the language and mindset of technical professionals makes Jonathan a good match for coaching and therapy clients with these backgrounds. Jonathan can take on therapy clients in the state of Colorado.
Jonathan provides coaching to individuals seeking to improve their performance, communication, and ability to manage stress. He provides relationship coaching for romantic relationships and company co-founders to help establish strong communication, mutual understanding, reduce conflict and improve how they co-create. In relationship coaching, Jonathan supports couples in developing lasting intimacy and reducing common sources of conflict. Jonathan provides a practical tools-to-implement approach to create greater understanding, decrease negativity and increase positive experience together. Partnership coaching for entrepreneurs can help facilitate relational and business growth and overall success. By building compromise, understanding and effective communication, all parties will feel appreciated, respected and valued for their contributions and ideas.
It is important to know when you seek therapy that you are not alone in your struggles, and that I strongly believe that asking for help is a sign of strength. I bring a strengths-based approach focused on bringing out the best of yourself, your teen, your partner, and your family in order to overcome the difficulties and stresses you’re facing. I use a wide range of approaches, but most important to me is that each of us struggles in our own individual way, and so my approach is tailored to your needs and goals. We will start with the issue or area of life where you feel the most immediate need and work together to make sure you feel we are addressing your goals throughout therapy.
I provide therapy for adults, couples, teens, and families. A primary goal in my work is “undoing aloneness” working to rebuild your connections and relationships as you heal from the pain and losses of the past. My work is present-centered and informed by Affective Neuroscience; this means we are not “just talking” I work to help you rewire your experience. In my work with teens and their families, I have provided intensive services within community mental health in collaboration with Probation and Human Services to support the most at-risk youth of Boulder County. For teens, I have seen time and again, the importance of including families in treatment, and we will work together to determine what this means for you. I work to support LGBTQ+ youth in feeling secure in their identity; I support their families in creating an environment where they can thrive. Most always people come to therapy with the questions of “What can therapy do for me?” “How does therapy work?” and “Can therapy really help me with my needs?” I see working together as a collaboration; I bring the expertise in mental health/counseling services, and you bring the expertise on yourself, your relationship, or your family. Wondering if I can support you? Please reach out to ask questions or set up a time to discuss.