Years in Practice

6-10 years


Los Angeles CA 90025 - United States



Additional Expertise

Marriage and Family Therapist, Speaker/Presenter, YourTango Expert Partner

I Practice in

My state/province only

I Believe

I love what I do. There is no better feeling for me as a counselor and as a person than to see a client 'get' what needs to happen to make the internal shift they seek. It's almost magical. 

I work with all kinds of situations, and specialize in finding what motivates us, how to be appropriately assertive, addiction recovery, co-dependency, parenting. I have presented to more than 12,000 children and parents in the last five years, spreading the anti-bully message.

About Jon Pease

To date, I have presented to over 12,000 people through my organization Not-the-Target (www.notthetarget.org). I provide parents, children and teachers with the information they need to be assertive and stand up for themselves. I also started The Therapy Co-Operative, an organization dedicated to making sure therapists are they best they can be.

Counseling Philosophy

I believe that each human possesses the capacity to live a meaningful life. I work with both thoughts and feelings to help you find meaning in your life. During sessions, I strive to provide you with a safe and nourishing learning environment to explore your particular challenges.

By exploring thoughts and feelings, we integrate our own internal intellectual and body wisdom to define a meaningful life. We are all teachers and students. I love the process of counseling because we learn from one another during sessions.

Areas of Emphasis


One of my favorite things to do is find out what makes us humans tick. I work with individuals struggling with finding and staying motivated. Through individual work and group forums, I've helped many people learn what truly motivates them.


I have presented to more than 12,000 students, teachers and parents providing anti-bullying support through my organization, not-the-target.

School Based Counseling

For more than 5 years I have worked closely with schools and their students in therapeutic settings. I hire, train and manage trainees and interns at a non-profit agency.


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