Jared Bonnici

Jared earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Psychology. He began his career running group therapy sessions for all age groups and a wide array of populations dealing with diverse presenting problems ranging from substance abuse and trauma to personality and eating disorders. His background in psychotherapy and applied behavioral analysis provides clients with a strong foundation of skills and a great ability to adapt to each client’s specific needs.

Jared enjoys spending his time with his wife, son and daughter. He loves anything involving the outdoors, music, and traveling. Jared believes in setting goals for himself as well as his clients and is currently working towards being more disciplined in practicing guitar, maintaining a consistent exercise routine, and helping his children pursue skills and activities that they enjoy.


Jared has a strong belief in the power of clients to make change in their own lives, as well as the integral importance the client-therapist relationship plays in helping make those changes last and thrive. Jared works with individuals, couples, and families. He approaches therapy with a clear sense of integrity, authenticity, and positive intent. 

Jared utilizes an integrative approach to therapeutic intervention. He uses Emotionally Focused Therapy with couples, families, and individuals to treat interpersonal and relationship issues as well as for grief, loss, trauma, and to facilitate greater emotional and social literacy for clients. Jared particularly enjoys helping clients identify barriers to growth and setting goals for each aspect of their life including personal, professional, social, and emotional. Jared is passionate about aiding clients in working through attachment related problems that arose during their childhood, adolescence and early adulthood that are contributing to their presenting issues in their current lives. 

Jared believes in shaping identity through identifying values and beliefs, and then connecting these values and beliefs to behaviors that reflect those values. Jared finds that working closely with parents to establish boundaries and parenting strategies is an effective way to mitigate anxiety and depression in children. By providing structure and security within the home, parents can provide children with stability and comfort knowing they have a safe place to go from and return to day in and day out. 

Jared frequently utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients identify irrational and/or negative thought patterns that they engage with on a regular basis. He then helps them learn to separate themselves from these thoughts through cognitive defusion. He utilizes Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) with individuals, couples, and families to help clients understand and appreciate the role of emotion in their lives. Jared believes that emotions should not be villainized as external foes to be eliminated. Rather, he believes in the power of being present and utilizes mindfulness and meditation as means of helping clients live their lives on a day-to-day basis, become less past and future oriented in their thinking, and raise their awareness of their thoughts, feelings, and physical well-being.




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