Johnathan Morgans is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Missouri. He holds a masters in counseling from Missouri Baptist University and a bachelors in Biblical studies from Urshan College (formerly Gateway College). He is currently a therapist at Preferred Family Healthcare specializing in addiction and mental health disorders. He also maintains an active private practice where he focuses on relationship, family, grief and addiction therapy as well as mental health disorders. He uses an eclectic approach to therapy primarily utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) while basing treatment on the individual’s unique needs.
Johnathan grew up in a pastor’s home in the north Kansas City area. He has always been involved in helping families and individuals in difficult times. During his parents’ traumatic divorce, he found good counsel in the therapists he sought to help him deal with the struggles of losing his family and his father’s place as a pastor, as well as dealing with both of his parents’ remarriages and the struggles of life in blended families. Because of the people who took time to invest in him, Johnathan realized the benefits of therapy. He felt strongly about offering a safe place for others to work through their suffering. After years of education and experience, Olive Tree was born out of that desire.
Johnathan is a member of the American Counseling Association. Locally, he is the Vice President of the Board for Safe Passage Domestic Violence Center. He is also involved in the Randolph Area Council of Social Agencies and is the primary therapist for the Randolph County Drug Court.
License, Certifications, Trainings, Continuing Education:
- Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Missouri (2012)
- Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (2011) through Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board
- Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (2010-2012) with 3000 hours of LPC supervision
- Certified Facilitator for Prepare and Enrich (2009)
- Member of American Counseling Association (2010)
Continuing Education Hours:
- Ethics in Counseling
- Treatment Solutions Network
- Annual Drug Court Conference Training
- DWI Court Training
- Annual Spring Training Institute (Missouri Department of Mental Health)
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition(DSM-5) Training (2013)