Jonathan Bannigan


Jonathan Bannigan, MHC-LP

I strive to create a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment for individuals who are confronting issues related to adjustment, anxiety, depression, grief, stress, relationships, and trauma. I specialize in helping individuals who find themselves caught in repetitive patterns of less-than-effective coping and bewildering self-defeat, and those with LGBTQ+ concerns.

My approach to therapy is primarily psychodynamic. I will guide and support you every step of the way as, together, we generate insight into the basic structure of your personality, identify and push past defenses, and achieve lasting and deeply rooted change. Our work together could integrate elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based therapies, depending upon your individual needs.

I understand how difficult it can be to pick up the phone and make an appointment with a counselor or therapist. But if you have reached a point in your life where you are simply willing to release old hurts and relinquish counterproductive patterns, you already have everything you need to make a good start. Call or message today to schedule a phone consultation or appointment.



  • Mental Health Counselor – Limited Permit, New York


  • Master of Science in Education, Mental Health Counseling, Fordham Univeristy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies, Vassar College


  • English


  • In-Person / Office
  • Telehealth


  • Adjustment Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Career Concerns
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • LGBTQ+ Concerns
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress


  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy

Recent Blog Posts by Jonathan

When Grief Comes to Call: How To Cope with a lossBereavementGriefJonathan BanniganLife Transition Issues
December 11, 2022

When Grief Comes To Call: How To Cope With A Loss

For many, the holiday season is a time of rejoicing with friends, family, and other loved ones. But while we celebrate for many of us there will be painful reminders of loved ones who have died.  Grief has a particular intensity at this time of year. It is possible, however,…
The lessons of autumn and letting goJonathan BanniganLife Transition IssuesMindfulness
November 18, 2022

The Lessons Of Autumn

There is a maple tree in the backyard that I have been admiring for weeks now. It is a verdant and bushy tree during the spring and summer months, but autumn has set it spectacularly ablaze.  At first, the maple combusted in a brilliant, ruby-red conflagration. I oohed and aahed,…
The uncomfortable truth about therapyHow Therapy WorksImprove Your Mental HealthIndividual PsychotherapyJonathan Bannigan
November 4, 2022

The Uncomfortable Truth About Therapy

When we are suffering emotional pain or experiencing bewildering patterns of defeat with increasingly ruinous consequences, the last thing we want is more pain.  We want respite and relief. And the relief we crave at such times is often some form of validation— whether from a friend, a family member,…

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Our Office

At Peaceful Way Psychology, we believe in diversity. We provide different therapeutic techniques in order to tailor therapy to meet your unique needs and goals.

Our therapists provide individual counseling, couples counseling, and family therapy.

We are conveniently located at 260 Madison Avenue in midtown Manhattan, close to Grand Central Station (4, 5, 6, 7, S trains and Metro North), Bryant Park (B, D, F, M, 7 trains), and Penn Station (1, 2, 3, A, C, E trains, LIRR, and NJ Transit).

Contact Us

Peaceful Way Psychology offers extended hours, including early morning, evening, and weekend appointments. We make it easy for you to get started. Our insurance specialist will check your benefits, including deductibles and coinsurance, and provide you with an estimate of costs prior to your first appointment.

Please contact us below, or through or 212-335-0511 to schedule your complimentary 15-minute phone consultation, or to book your first session.

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