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


  • 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

how to get motivated while depressedDepression TreatmentJonathan Bannigan
May 20, 2022

How To Get Motivated While Depressed: Tips From Three Prominent Motivational Speakers

We all lack motivation from time to time, and getting up and moving can be difficult and emotionally painful. When we’re depressed, though, we lack the motivation to get going and we carry a boulder-sized mass of feelings of worthlessness and unlovability. When we are feeling this way, we need help…
Why did you become a therapistJonathan BanniganWhy I Became A Therapist
May 2, 2022

Why Did You Become A Therapist?

“Why did you become a therapist?” This is a frequent question that counselors and therapists are asked. It used to make me anxious because I didn't have a clear answer. From my perspective, it is the wrong question. I have always had the sense that I did not choose the…
Animals and pets are good for your mental healthImprove Your Mental HealthJonathan BanniganStress Management
April 12, 2022

Why Animals And Pets Are Good For Your Mental Health

Every morning when I wake up, if my cat, Bentley, isn’t already perched on my chest, the first thing I do is look for him. When I find him, I scoop him up by his belly and snuggle him close. As if on cue, his “motor” starts up and he…


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. Teletherapy sessions are also available.

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

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