Janathan Grace, M.Div

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Areas of Focus
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spiritual Struggles
  • Emotional Struggles
  • Depression
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Issues Specific to Men

Ages of People I Work With

  • Adolescents (ages 14 - 19)
  • Adults

Welcome
Please welcome Counseling Intern, Janathan Grace. Janathan specializes in relationship issues as well as spiritual and emotional struggles, depression, sexual addiction, and issues specific to men. He and his wife of twelve years chose “Grace” as their last name to signify their core commitment in life.

Approach
My approach is eclectic, drawing from what I feel is best in each theory and using what seems best for each client. I take very seriously the concerns you bring for us to consider together and also believe it is important to try to understand the underlying causes. My goal is to be fully accepting of you and honoring of all you bring. Although I bring some psychotherapeutic expertise and fresh eyes to our encounter, with a welcoming spirit, you, the client, are the expert on yourself and the final authority on what happens as a result of our engagement. For that reason, the work we do is collaborative.

For good work to be done, we need each other to be fully and honestly engaged as we work together to discover your internal tensions, fears, avoidances, and all that diminishes who you are. I believe healing comes on the one hand through recognizing and becoming free of those habits of action and thought (conscious and unconscious) that limit and harm you, and on the other hand, discovering and fostering your true and unique beauty that has been disfigured and suppressed. This honest self-appraisal may stimulate pain and anxiety and therefore requires courage and commitment rooted in self-compassion as well as support from others. Your vulnerability may find expression in intensified emotions in our times together, and this is welcomed and valued.

Biography

  • Currently a graduate counseling student at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology
  • 20 years of church ministry amoung youth and adults
  • 10 years of missionary work in Calcutta, India
  • 5 years working in L'Arche with adults with intellectual disabilities'
  • Many years of pastoral counseling of individuals and couples
  • Author of the book, "Overwhelmed by Grace"
  • Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • B.A. in Bible from Columbia Bible College
  • Married for 12 years

Fees
Gateway Counseling's fee to see me is $60 per session for individuals; and $70 per session for couples and families. I offer a limited number of reduced-rate options for couples and family counseling for those who are facing financial hardship.