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

Harnessing the Power of SynchronicityFeaturedJonathan BanniganMindfulnessSelf-Care
August 19, 2022

Harnessing The Power Of Synchronicity At Home

We have all experienced coincidences that stopped us in our tracks. Perhaps you have dreamed of a friend or former lover, only to run into him or her unexpectedly the next day. Or perhaps you have acquired some new piece of knowledge, only to encounter a situation that required you…
TherapeuticCoping SkillsImprove Your Mental HealthJonathan BanniganSelf-CareStress Management
July 5, 2022

The Therapeutic Potential Of Video Games

Video games have earned something of a poor reputation in the field of mental health. They have been blamed for everything from criminal violence to depression to compulsive sexual behavior. And while it is true that video gaming, in conjunction with other factors, can become a problematic or maladaptive behavior,…
The permission to surrender to changeJonathan BanniganLife Transition Issues
June 14, 2022

The Permission To Surrender To Change

\\We tend to think of therapy as a place we go to discover what we need to change about ourselves to return to the way we were before symptoms first arose. But what if therapy is actually a way to accommodate a process of change that has already begun? What…

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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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