Meet Jon Hindson, MAMFT, SMFT
While it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of choices before us each day, I think that choice can be empowering and even energizing! I believe that the path to wellness and freedom involves choosing to start (or continue) a journey of healing and restoration. Whether this is a personal journey, a relational journey, or a family journey, my desire is to help my clients along their own unique path of transformation, change, and growth. I believe that emotional and relational wellness is an important piece of a holistic picture of wellness, which is why I chose to enter the field of counseling in the midst of a successful career in business. I am a proponent of therapy because I have experienced the benefits and the sense of empowerment that comes from choosing to move toward wellness.
I completed a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy degree from Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2017. While I am newer to the field of counseling, I believe that my experiences as a husband, father, son, manager, business owner, and student of life enhance my ability to connect with the needs of my clients. I specialize in providing couples, individual, and adolescent therapy with a focus on personal and relational health, healing attachment wounds, creating a more secure sense of identity, and understanding one's sense of purpose while navigating the emotional distress that comes from my client's experiences with anxiety, depression, rejection, resentment, grief, infidelity, and disappointment.
I currently hold an SMFT (Supervised Marriage & Family Therapy) license in the state of Missouri under the supervision of Michelle Worley, MFT; and an APC (Associate Professional Counselor) license in the state of Georgia. After 26 years in Atlanta, I moved to Kansas City with my wife and kids in the summer of 2018. Both my wife and I provide marriage and family therapy services at GoodMatter in the Westport area. We reside in the Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City, and are thrilled to be a part of the vibrant community and culture of this great city!
As a Marriage & Family Therapist, I have the privilege of working with a great diversity of clients on issues that affect them individually and relationally.
Acknowledging hurt, pain, and difficulties is so hard and yet so necessary to move toward healing and wellness. I believe that shame often keeps us from taking the steps toward health that we need, and I admire those individuals that choose to enter into therapy and face their shame, hurt, and wounds. I work with individual clients on a variety of issues such as: anxiety, depression, transitions, relationships, stress, identity, values, attachment, family wounds, grief, trauma, shame, hopelessness, and addiction.
Committing to a partner in marriage is one of the most significant choices that a person makes in their lifetime, and yet many people enter into marriage with a limited understanding of themselves, their potential partner, and how their past experiences will shape their ability to relate to others. I offer clients a six session format for Premarital counseling that focuses on: unpacking family of origin dynamics, attachment styles, navigating conflict, improving communication, creating shared values, understanding roles, managing expectations, and the importance of vulnerability, intimacy, and connection.
I believe that we are created for relationship and community, and yet navigating intimate relationships can be difficult, frustrating, and wounding. Conversely, navigating the ups and downs of life with a partner that you believe is for you and that has your back is intensely rewarding and comforting. I work with couples on issues such as: communication, attachment wounds, trust, transitions, resentment, infidelity, criticism, defensiveness, contempt, and stonewalling.
Sometimes the circumstances that my clients face require more than one or two hours of therapy a week. I have found that offering structured blocks of time for therapy can be an effective way of building positive momentum, in addition to increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of fostering change and growth. Additionally, there are times where competing schedules and time constraints necessitate thinking outside of the box to create an individualized schedule and rhythm for therapy. Intensive sessions can be scheduled with me individually or in partnership with my wife (Amanda Hindson, MAMFT, SMFT). Please contact me directly if you are interested in scheduling an intensive session.
Navigating familial relationships and transitions can often feel emotionally taxing and exhausting; however, small shifts and changes within a family system can yield significant benefits. This is part of why I love working with parents and even entire family systems as they seek healing, health, and wellness. I work with families on issues such as: parenting, transitions, fostering healthy attachment, healing attachment wounds, navigating divorce, blending families, and fostering healthy differentiation.
In addition to therapy, I offer coaching services for individuals, couples, groups, churches, and organizations. Coaching services can be tailored to your unique needs and growth areas such as: managing stress, navigating transitions, improving communication, understanding grief and loss, increasing distress tolerance, improving coping skills, fostering emotional health, navigating conflict, holistic health and wellness, understanding values, and enhancing relationships. Coaching sessions can be set up in person or via HIPAA compliant video software. Contact Jon for additional information on coaching.