Jonna Tamases,Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Jonna Tamases,Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 139680
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: I provide in-person sessions in a cozy, quiet space. Appointments available T, W, Th, and Sat.
Fees: $140-$175 for a 50-minute session. I'm not in-network with any insurance companies at this time. I offer a free 15-minute consultation.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


446 S. Marengo Ave.
Ste. A
Pasadena, California 91101

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My Approach to Helping

Are you feeling stuck? Waking up every morning feeling pressured, anxious, sad, or that you're not measuring up? I am here to help you get back to YOU, expand, grow, and discover or rediscover your true self. I help with anxiety, depression, grief, the effects of trauma, chronic people pleasing, conflict avoidance, low self-esteem, or difficulty in your relationships. I also work with health issues, cancer, and medical trauma. And I help artists build and free up creative expression. ----- I hold a space for you that is warm and open, where you are allowed to just BE. Where you can feel safe expressing and exploring what has been weighing you down. I provide therapy as well as EMDR for individuals, teens, and couples. I use warmth, openness, mind-body connection, and creativity to help you unburden and get back to your groove.

My Role as a Therapist

Clients often come to therapy wanting relief from distress as well as wanting to know themselves better. I consider my role to be a collaborator with you:
- to receive you and allow you the space and time to vent, share, and explore.
- to provide guiding inquiry and point out things I might notice as you share (e.g. patterns, connections, or possible meanings).
- to sometimes gently challenge you to consider new perspectives and possibilities or look at uncomfortable feelings.
- to help you identify the things you might need to help you feel better.
- to help you identify and learn new tools that you feel support your values and desires for yourself.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I feel I can relate to the fear you might feel coming to therapy and to the anxiety and sadness you might be feeling because I've had those feelings. I've been through depression, experienced big losses and grief, felt deep rage, been beaten down by my Inner Critic, and felt afraid of facing it all. I'm a cancer survivor and a sexual abuse survivor. From my experiences I am now able to be a non-anxious presence to hold calm space for you. I am comfortable being with your pain; I am honored to bear witness and assist you on your journey.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with adults, teens, and couples. Areas of focus include trauma, creativity, cancer and illness, EMDR, mindfulness and body work, improving communication, and strengthening authenticity. I seek to provide you a safe, trustworthy space that celebrates your individual cultural, historical, racial, spiritual, and gender identities.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Narcissism
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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