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Jonathan Thrall, MFTC

A little bit about Jonathan

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, I grew up knowing how to brave the heat and enjoy the great outdoors. I stayed in Phoenix through both my undergraduate and graduate programs and began my career as a therapist in Scottsdale. After dreaming of moving to Colorado for many years, I finally made the move. While I may always be an Arizonian at heart, I love all that the mountains of Colorado have to offer. When I am not working, I try to spend my time with my wife and dog in the outdoors, in any capacity. Hiking, fly fishing, and cycling are my favorite hobbies, but I also love to spend an afternoon every once in awhile just napping in a hammock. My friends and family call me JT. You can too!

Why I decided to pursue a career in Marriage and Family Therapy

I knew from an early age that I wanted to help people move towards health and wellness in some way and spent my first year of college studying to become a physical therapist. While I enjoyed studying the science of physical health, I felt myself being drawn more and more to mental health and relationship dynamics. At the same time, I found myself experiencing a significant reconstruction of my world view which guided me through several years of processing and unwinding old narratives that I had lived under for many years. Exploring and understanding my own messages of shame and painful internal ‘stories’ showed me first hand how crucial it is to feel safe and valued in our relationships. We need that safety to thrive as we navigate the journeys of life. These personal experiences strongly influenced my desire to guide others through their own journey towards feeling heard and secure.

Credentials

Advanced training by ICEEFT in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)  

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies - School of Letters and Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 

Masters of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy - Fuller Theological Seminary, Phoenix, AZ

Previous Experience

Therapy With Heart - Scottsdale, Arizona; private practice, working with couples, individuals and families using Emotionally Focused Therapy and EMDR.

Feed My Starving Children - Arizona location; Directed and managed multiple aspects of the local organization to ensure as many children as possible were fed by the resources collected

Professional Affiliations

Pre-Clinical Fellow, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Member, Colorado Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Member, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Random ‘fun facts’ about me!

Best Goal: To explore the world and soak in the small moments of beauty in it every day.

Best Habit: Taking time for myself each day to play and experience the present moment.

Best Reason to be Happy: My family, friends and my dog.

Best Legal Route to Joy: Spending time in nature...fly fishing, hiking, rock climbing, cycling....

Best Flaw:  I have self-diagnosed FOMO (fear of missing out). I have a hard time saying 'no' to going on adventures, which, while extremely fun, can leave me with little time to rest.

Best Accomplishment: Successfully hiking 'rim to rim to rim' of the Grand Canyon.

Best Motto: 'You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging' ~ Brene Brown

Best Under-Appreciated Skill: My ability to comfortably fit in, and be curious about, a variety of social contexts and cultures


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