Jonathan Wilks, MSW, LCSW

You are probably coming to therapy because you want to change something in your life. You might feel that your relationships or family are not working the way you want, or that your life lacks meaning or purpose. There are many good reasons to come for therapy and I have found that when we engage in therapy with a willingness to do some hard work, that change and growth are possible. Therapy is both roll-up-your-sleeves practical, and wildly creative. It is the one time during your week dedicated to seeing yourself the way others see you, and being seen for who you truly are and hope to become.

Specialty Areas

I work with individuals, couples and families, and have extensive experience working with teenagers and young adults.  I take an interpersonal/relational approach to therapy and am particularly interested in helping my clients understand themselves and take control over their lives and relationships as they contend with life transitions, grief, anxiety and depression, and relationships.   LGBTQ+ affirming.

Location Note: Jonathan works for us at a West side location if you are looking for someone closer to the NW.

Professional Highlights

Graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in New York with a Masters in Fine Arts in 1989
Graduated from Smith College in Massachusetts with a Masters in Social Work in 1992
Manager of Clinical Therapy, Multi-Systemic Therapist, and Clinical Social Worker at UNMH Children’s Psychiatric Center

Dean of Student Support at Albuquerque Sign Language Academy, and Dean of School and Student Life at Amy Biehl High School

Therapist and Clinical Director at UNMH Office of the Medical Investigator
Grief Services Program

Clinical Supervisor and family therapist at agencies in Albuquerque and Santa Fe

Adjunct Faculty/Field Supervisor at New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work and New Mexico State School of Social work.

Issues and Therapy Types;

Career Stress, Depression, Family conflict, Grief/Loss, Life transtions, LGBTQ+ / sexual identity, Mid-life issues, Moms and caregivers, Mood disorders, Multi-cultural issues, Parent Child Relationship, Relationships, School Issues, Self-Esteem / empowerment, Trauma

Interpersonal and existential psychotherapy, Non-religious therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming

Jonathan is currently NOT taking any new clients

Jonathan Wilks Counselor in Albuquerque Rio Rancho Offfice