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.
Prior to Steeple Counseling, Jonathan worked for several years as a therapist at Alliance Clinical Associates. Before his time at Alliance, he was tasked with leading the Latino Mental Health Initiative at Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health. It was at Alexian that Jonathan developed a niche for working 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.
"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."
Jonathan also serves as a worship pastor at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights for the contemporary service, and considers it a great privilege and necessary response to actively worship God through song in all suffering and all joy.
Prior to his work at Alexian, Jonathan interned at Lifetime Behavioral Health in West Chicago where he specialized in, and developed a great passion for, working with children and adolescents.
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.