My skill set, knowledge, and experience allows me to program, facilitate, and understand opportunities of growth for others in a way that makes my clients feel understood, listened to, and cared for.
Jonathan Ugalde uses experience in adventure based counseling, wilderness therapy, youth ministry, and summer camp work to help children, adolescence, young adults, and families through professional counseling, teaching skills (like archery, swimming, and communication), creating programming (for summer camps and other programs), and conducting workshops.
Jonathan Ugalde has experience in individual, group, and family therapy with treatment techniques and interventions including adventure based counseling, multi-systemic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, reality therapy, mindfulness skills, and behavior modification. Throughout his career and life Jonathan has gained skills becoming an Eagle Scout, completing the Gary Horowitz Leadership Development Program, helping develop and implement programming for the W.I.L.D. About Alfred Committee at Alfred University, interning at Conifer Park Outpatient Substance Abuse Clinic in Rochester, NY , and interning at Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems Multi-systemic Therapy program in Bradford, PA.
With current involvement in the Eastern Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, Association for Experiential Education, and National Eagle Scout Association Jonathan plans to continue to developing his skills and abilities so that he can continue to help others whether inside brainstorming programming or outside facilitating an adventure that could have a life changing impact.
Jonathan Ugalde earned his bachelors degree in Counseling/Clinical Psychology from Alfred University with minors in music and theatre in May 2013. While in his undergraduate program Jonathan was selected as a finalist for the Marlin Miller Outstanding Senior Award, and received the Saxon Six Award for outstanding contributions to student affairs as a resident assistant and student organization leader. He then graduated from Alfred University with a masters of science in education with certificate of advanced study in Mental Health Counseling (M.S.Ed./CAS) in May 2015. In September 2015 Jonathan obtained certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Jonathan Ugalde is a field therapist at Blackwater Outdoor Experiences in Midlothian, Virginia providing 24/7 experiences during 22 Day Therapeutic Wilderness Expeditions.
As of November 2016 Jonathan is a Resident in Counseling in the Commonwealth of Virginia under licensure supervision of Anthony M. Lea, LPC, LMFT, LSATP, CSAC. Anthony M. Lea can be reached at 804-864-2660.