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Jonathan Hetterly, LPC

Jonathan Hetterly is a licensed professional counselor. He specializes in helping teen and young adult men navigate the challenges they face in life. Jonathan is also a writer and his articles are regularly featured on PsychBytes.com and ShrinkTank.com.

He has contributed material to several books that explore the intersection of pop culture and psychology, including The Walking Dead Psychology, Star Wars Psychology, and Game of Thrones Psychology.


Summertime has arrived and with it comes a shift in schedules, activities, and priorities. DO NOT ignore these five healthy habits this summer.

5 Healthy Habits to Kickstart Your Summer

Summertime has arrived and with it comes a shift in schedules, activities, and priorities. Kids are out of school. Families take vacations. Schedules are no longer centered around school, tutors, or carpool....
Your teens can teach you a lot of things - if you let them. Here are some of the ways that daughters have taught me to be a better version of myself.

How My Daughters Teach Me to Be A Better Version of Myself

Your teens can teach you a lot of things—if you let them. In my private practice, I work primarily with teens and young adults, but I also do a...
Our culture is failing our children if we delay educating them about their bodies, sexual activity, non-sexual touch, and consent until the teenage years

Non-Sexual Touch Should Still Require Consent, Regardless of Age

“Understanding Consent” is a multi-part series exploring consent, sexual assault, and the conversation our nation is having around bodily autonomy and women. Understanding Consent Series - Yes...
Do you know the mental health benefits of volunteering? People who routinely volunteer live longer and experience better physical and mental health.

What Are the Mental Health Benefits of Volunteering?

My youngest daughter finally celebrated her eleventh birthday with her friends this past week. Despite her birthday falling in April, her softball commitments in the spring prevented her from hosting a party...
If you don’t have a mental health disorder, it doesn’t mean you're well. Sometimes, family members struggle the most, hence why family therapy is important.

I Have the Mental Illness, but My Family Is the One Who Needs Therapy

Sometimes it is not the person with a mental health diagnosis that needs therapy. Sometimes, it’s a loved one who is struggling the most. “Why am I in therapy? They’re the...
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