JONATHAN SMITH, MA,
Jonathan is a seasoned professional driven by a deep passion for aiding individuals in their journey towards healing from loss, grief, and trauma. Committed to fostering resilience and well-being, Jonathan approaches his work with a profound sense of compassion.
Recognizing the inherent difficulties in life's journey, his overarching goal is to provide support using a comprehensive array of evidence-based interventions. In his practice, Jonathan employs therapeutic modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive-behavioral therapy, and narrative therapy. Through these proven approaches, he endeavors to guide individuals through the intricacies of their experiences, empowering them to overcome challenges and achieve meaningful healing.
I've spent most of my life in Lexington, NC, and moved to Winston Salem in 2019. My career in technology has provided me with opportunities to interact with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, and I've had the chance to explore many different incredible places.
As a senior software engineer, my role involved addressing colleagues' work-related challenges. I would listen to their issues, collaborate on designing and implementing solutions, ultimately improving their work experiences. This process, akin to counseling in a personal context, inspired me to pursue counseling as the next step in developing my skill set. I believe that each of us has walked a unique path, and sometimes this path brings with it pain through loss, grief and trauma. I am particularly passionate about helping those needing help untangling the layers of life that seem to have them stuck. Together, we will work to heal the wounds of the past and build tools, resources and new ways of understanding how to thrive into the future.