Psychotherapist, Social Scientist, and Blogger in Los Angeles, California
Jonah Steinhaus is a psychotherapist who writes about issues of aging, with a focus on research, treatment, and advocacy. After graduating from of the City University of New York, his post-graduate interests led him to the work of Kurt Lewin and other group dynamists, and then to professional training as a family therapist. He is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT #7300).
He was a counselor on the staff of New York Institute of Technology. Moving to Los Angeles in 1970, he became Director of the Hillel Foundation at Los Angeles City College. He spent several additional years training at The Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles. In 1980, he opened his private practice, with offices in Beverly Hills and San Dimas, CA. He has staffed at Glendale Memorial Medical Center, Glendale, CA; and Queen of the Valley Hospital, West Covina, CA. He has also been an instructor at University of La Verne, La Verne, CA.
Mr. Steinhaus has also been active in professional affairs. He was the first president of The California Mental Health Counselors Association, and also a national leader in The American Mental Health Counselors Association. He served on the board of directors of the American Counselors Association. He was elected to three terms (nine years) as Chair of The National Commission for the Certification of Clinical Mental Health Counselors; the certifying body of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. Now called the Clinical Mental Health Counselors division of The National Board of Certified Counselors.
Current professional interests include aging, geriatrics, neuroscience,