Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Johnson is a Prevention Coordinator for Sexual Violence Response, joining the team in December of 2018. He has worked in the fields of mental health counseling and community health education for ten years, specializing in trauma recovery and Diversity Awareness Education. 

Jonathan completed his B.A in Community Health Education and Latin American Studies at Binghamton University and his M.A in Mental Health Counseling at Nyack College.   Additionally, he has extensive training in evidenced based trauma treatment, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training (DEI), and Health Coaching.   

Prior to enrolling in a M.A program, Jonathan interned at the Center for Adolescent Health in San Miguel de Allende Mexico facilitating classes for high school students on Healthy Relationships, Toxic Masculinity, Sexual Development and, Stress Reduction Techniques.  While completing an M.A in Mental Health Counseling at Nyack College he designed and managed the first mentoring program for graduate students in the Mental Health Counseling program and coordinated all student engagement activities for the department.

His work in mental health counseling has included providing evidenced based family therapy for court involved youth under the Juvenile Justice Initiative, coordinating an evidenced based trauma treatment program for adolescents at the New York Foundlings mental health clinic and, providing crisis intervention training for local public schools.  Additionally, he has trained front line staff and management teams at the Department of Probation and NYC’s Cure Violence Initiative on; working with survivors of sexual assault, self-care for helping professionals, Cross-Cultural Communication, Effective Leadership and, training Peer Educators.

Most recently he has worked with the Foster Youth Collaborative in the City University of New York (CUNY) providing academic coaching, leadership development and, advocacy services for students enrolled in the program across three campuses. 

Jonathan is passionate about creatively addressing healthy inequity, mentoring student leaders and, teaching college students healthy relationships skills.  He is fluent in Spanish and currently studying Brazilian Portuguese. 

Education:

  • B.A in Community Health Education and Latin American Studies (Binghamton University)
  • M.A in Mental Health Counseling (Nyack College)

Certifications and Licensure:

  • NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)