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Jon Mossberg, LCSW

Hey there, I’m Jon. My guess is that if you’re reading this, you’re not in the best place right now. Maybe you’re in a crisis, reacting to some awful curveball that life threw at you. Maybe you’ve experienced some changes recently and are struggling to adjust. Maybe you’ve just been in a rut too long and you can’t take it anymore. If you’re hurting, I’ve got good news and good news.

First, the good news:

You can beat this. You’re stronger than you know, and there’s no mental or emotional challenge you can’t meet. If you can believe that, then you’re well on your way to feeling better. Human beings are incredibly resilient and the heart and the mind can heal. You already have everything you need somewhere deep down inside you to become a better person, a better partner, and to live your best life. All you need is someone to listen and give you some guidance.

Now, the good news:

I’m really good at listening and giving guidance! My first goal as a therapist is to help you feel safe, understood, and accepted for who you are. I want you to know I see and hear you, and that I don’t judge. Listening compassionately, I can help you clarify what changes you want to make. Then comes the guidance part:

I have years of experience working with people struggling with
depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and difficult relationships.

We’ll collaborate to help you identify thoughts and actions that are keeping you stuck and talk through some powerful and practical techniques to change them.

Emotionally Macho

Too many men grow up thinking that expressing their feelings (or even having feelings other than anger) is a sign of weakness. I’m on a mission to show people that being manly doesn’t mean that you have to shut out your emotions. In fact, being honest with yourself and others can be a show of strength.

Adolescent Advocate

Just ask my niece and she’ll tell you – I’m the cool uncle. I’m definitely too old to understand every meme and social media reference, but I do know how to connect with teenagers. The secret? Listen. Take them seriously. Don’t talk down to them. I’d be honored to help your teen walk through a difficult time.

Former Fat Guy

In 2018, I lost about 80 pounds. That’s the weight of a pretty big dog (or several medium-sized ones). I’ve been heavy my whole life and I know the shame, self-hatred, and constant discomfort that being overweight can bring. I also know how to get past it, and how good it feels to look in the mirror and like what I see. I want more people to feel that way
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Books I Recommend

  • I Don’t Want to Talk About It by Terrence Real An eye-opening look into men and how they deal with depression. The author writes from his personal and professional experiences about the stigma men feel about dealing with emotions and shows how a lot of “male” problems – like anger, workaholism, detachment in relationships – are actually expressions of depression for men who don’t know how to talk about it.

  • The Beck Diet Solution by Dr. Judith BeckThis was my guidebook over the last year as I established a new healthy lifestyle and lost 80 pounds. Through a day-by-day guide, Dr. Beck teaches you how to change the way you think about yourself and about food so that you can make lasting changes.

  • Striking Thoughts by Bruce LeeA book by Bruce Lee? Don’t laugh. (If you’re under 20 years old, google it.) Through a series of short thoughts, Lee asks mind-bending questions about the world and the way we perceive ourselves. I read some sentences over and over and walk away puzzled, only to have it click in my head a week later.

MORE ABOUT ME

ARE YOU QUALIFIED?

Yes, I am. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College and my Master of Social Work degree from Wurzweiler School of Social Work, both in New York. I’ve been a mental health professional for four years and I have experience working with groups and individuals (both teens and adults) in a partial-hospitalization/intensive outpatient setting. I am fully licensed to practice independently, having completed 3,000 hours of practice and 100 hours of direct supervision over the course of two years. My experience prior to being a therapist has been working with children and teens in a non-profit setting and as a college-readiness counselor.

ARE YOU A REAL PERSON?

Yes, I am. I moved to Texas in 2015 after living on the East Coast my whole life. My wife and I love our lives in DFW and when we’re not working (or doing endless home repairs), we spend our time together exploring, adventuring, and dancing in the kitchen. I play the sax and the piano and love to sing – mostly in the car with volume up and the windows down.

THE FINE PRINT

WHO I SERVE: Adults and adolescents age 13 and up.
FEE: $125 for 55-minute session
Insurance: I do not currently accept insurance.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker #61862
https://www.dshs.texas.gov/socialwork/

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