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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.


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...
Slim and easily concealed, the Juul has been established among youth as the vaping device of choice. The brand has even morphed into its own verb – juuling.

What You Need to Know About the Rise of Vaping Among Teens

I recently spoke to a group of high school parents and administrators about the current substance use trends among teens. After the presentation, one of the school counselors brought out a box...

Volunteer This Holiday Season

For some people, the holidays aren't as a joyful time. Whether it be family issues or the season of gift giving might feel a little too materialistic for their taste.
Research tells us that using our money for shared experiences, rather than things, will bring a lot more meaningfulness and joy into a person's life.video

Give the Gift of Shared Experiences This Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Shared Experiences This Holiday Season I see a lot of clients over the holidays that have conflicting feelings about the holidays.Often times, they find gift giving to be shallow and insignificant....