Jonathan A. Rojas, MS
My name is Jon; it is both a privilege and an honor to be joining such a competent collection of clinicians here at Changing Forward.
I am clinically trained in psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families – though I am particularly versed in men’s anxiety and depression. As a researcher, I am passionate about men’s personal accounts of masculinity and gender expression. I frequently use collaborative approaches with my clients that utilize individual expression and creativity as a cathartic outlet for anxiety and depression.
Before I began training and working as a psychotherapist, I managed my own career in showbusiness as a stage and film actor. I gained a certificate in Stage & Film Acting from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, and performed in a handful of professional gigs, including musical theatre productions, print ads, and Season 2 of Starz’s Magic City. Since retiring from showbusiness, I have returned to my lifelong hobby of music performance. Periodically, I perform professionally (under an alias) with other musicians in South Florida as a vocalist and guitar player.
As a human, I know experientially that life presents a wide and unpredictable array of problems, varying in both intensity and duration. Problems, particularly ones regarding existential suffering, characterize our human condition. These discordances may be deeply personal and may weigh on the psyche, resulting in a disconnected, hopeless, or otherwise undesired experience of life. As a therapist, I am committed to helping my clients’ assess and access their intrinsic psychoemotional resources with which they might address their own problems in an informed, effective, and ultimately autonomous manner.
I invite you to contact me if you are interested in working together, and I look forward to the opportunity to help bring about positive change in your life.