Jonathan Cogburn, M.MFT., LMFT

Janet Leavell Jergins, M.MFT., LPC, LMFT
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Jonathan Cogburn, M.MFT., LMFT



Jonathan Cogburn is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (2012), has extensive training in ministry, and has work experience as a chaplain in hospice. He began training for a career working in campus ministry or youth ministry. During that training he observed ministers and church communities experience tragedy and studied their struggle together to process the trauma of those events. He decided that he must be better prepared to support individuals or communities experiencing tragedy in future work and looked to the Marriage and Family Institute at Abilene Christian University (2010) to provide the skills he viewed as invaluable.  When asked what led him to change his plan and pursue permanent work in the therapy realm, he says, “When I got into the therapy room for the first time, I realized that I had been a fish out of water up until that moment. The therapy room was my home from then on, and I could breathe in the work I was doing in a way I never knew was possible.”

As a therapist at Turning Point Counseling, Jonathan enjoys serving the needs of his clients in providing therapy to parents and children, to couples experiencing conflict or distress, and to individuals of all ages. He is gifted in treating people suffering from the effects of grief and loss, trauma or violence, mood and anxiety disorders (including depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, etc.), and in reducing conflict and symptoms in families with ADHD. Jonathan uses a variety of methods to pursue treatment for these issues by incorporating play, strengths based therapies, and cognitive-behavioral therapies to achieve treatment goals. He is also especially interested in military families and the unique presenting issues commonly experienced by them.

When discussing his work at Turning Point Counseling, Jonathan highlights the resilience of the people that he serves in therapy, saying, “I know that it is difficult to come to the office of a stranger and tell a story that is very personal, maybe embarrassing, and even painful. I consider it an honor to be invited into my clients’ difficult stories with them, and I want to treat their stories with reverence for the strength that has carried them to the point of walking through my door.” Jonathan believes that everyone has the strength needed to make their story look more the way they would want it to, and sees it as his responsibility to help them organize the strength they already have in a way that makes it possible to achieve their goals.

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