John Kalisz-Tonsor, MSCP

Master of Science in Professional Counseling
Pronouns They/Them/Theirs

My approach to therapy starts in recognizing that somewhere within us, every human being holds the power and strength to live a life of joy and connection. Every person encounters significant obstacles to this along the way—obstacles in our families and relationships, in our physical health, and in our lived experiences with the larger social and ecological systems around us. The heart of my work is in supporting each person to explore and develop their own authentic, courageous, empowered relationships with self, others, and the wider world. 

In therapy with me, you can expect to be affirmed in your strengths and challenged to grow. You can expect to look for connections across the systems in your life — internal/emotional/physical, family/friends/significant others, and societal/cultural/power systems. You can expect to learn about yourself through current knowledge of the brain-body connection, and ancient practices for expanding awareness, cognitive flexibility, and self-compassion. You can expect to collaborate with me on developing the approach that works best for you. Together, we will work to create safety and trust so that you can practice being your whole, authentic self in each session– and you will build groundedness, freedom, connection and confidence in your life outside the therapy room.

Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Race/ethnicity/cultural Identity
  • Self-Harming
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Codependency
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused

Accepted Insurance

Highmark & Self-Pay
Fee for out-of-pocket services is $50 per session

Availability

Saturdays and some Thursday evening appointments