Jonathan Anderson, LCPC

Jonathan Anderson, MA, MDiv, LCPC, founded Steeple Counseling in 2018 with the help of his colleagues and friends in response to a deep and growing burden for gospel-centered counseling that is clinically excellent and biblically faithful.

Jonathan felt called to counseling just one year before completing his seminary degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, at which time he enrolled in the dual master’s program to earn both his Master of Divinity and Master of the Arts in Mental Health Counseling. He works with a range of issues, including: Depression, anxiety, life direction, career counseling, panic attacks, marriage/relationship issues, anger, post-traumatic stress, addictions and trauma. His passion for seeing change is driven by his belief that every single life is valuable.

Prior to Steeple, Jonathan worked for several years as a therapist in Wheaton, IL and collaborated with psychologists, medical doctors and expert therapists. He was also tasked with leading the Latino Mental Health Initiative at Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health early in his counseling career.

Having interned at Lifetime Behavioral Health in West Chicago, Jonathan specialized in—and developed a great passion for—working with children and adolescents, and continues to have a niche for these clients. Jonathan is also currently training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to help people with trauma recover and work through distressing life experiences.

In addition to counseling, Jonathan has served in a number of ministry roles and most recently served as a Worship Pastor at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights for the contemporary service; he considers it a great privilege and necessary response to actively worship God through song in all suffering and all joy. Jonathan officially began serving pastorally in ministry in 2004, and throughout his roles over the years, his heart still beats steadily for the church.

Jonathan's philosophy of care: "Each person is uniquely and wonderfully made with purpose and intention. Every life matters. We need a safe place to refresh that vision, or sometimes, to realize it for the very first time. On a journey like this, partnership and trust lead to healing—and it is a great joy for me to join each person as they pursue wholeness."