Jonathan Wagner, MA, LPC

Life is so full at times it can overwhelm. My passion is to let you know that you are heard and create a relationship of trust. I believe that when you are heard this informs your whole being; opening your internal potential for transformation. Relationship creates light upon each persons path. Honesty, sincerity, and vulnerability; these inform and guide by allowing healing to occur and creating resiliency for change.

My background began with my own personal traumas and then working in hospital based chronic mental health; This experience led to Integrative theories and therapies(Mind-Body) focused on stress management and how emotional/physical trauma can affect the body. Over the past 10 years I have returned to private clinic setting and now Tele-Therapy since 2019. Currently I am working online with ages 16 and older. And must warn you that my dog may sometimes inadvertently interrupt or attend some therapy sessions.

I use a Person-Centered, Psychodynamic approach to therapy while also utilizing Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral/Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focus and Existential Therapy techniques. When needed, (though I am not a medication provider) I work with your med provider to help monitor your response and the efficacy of your medication


Chronic Pain




Spiritual Trauma


Trauma and PTSD

Dual Diagnosis- Mental and Physical Health; SPMI



M.A.- St. Mary’s University of Minnesota; Psychological and Counseling Services
B.A.- University of Minnesota; Behavioral Health/Psychology
A.A.- Golden Valley Lutheran College; Biblical Studies

In Network With

CAREFREE Counseling’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health
  • United Health/Medica

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.

Clinical Experience

Care Counseling- Clinical Counselor (Present)

  • Provider is working on post-masters’ hours and is under supervision.

Lakeview Behaviorial Health- Clinical Counselor (Present) Tele-Health Northern Minnesota
United Pain Center- Biofeedback Therapist
Life Medical Center- Clinical Counselor
Natalis Counseling- Clinical Counselor
3M- Executive Management Center- Medical Massage Therapist
University of Minnesota Hospital; Fairview Hospitals;Abbott Northwestern Hospital; United Hospital and Willow Street Center for Children and Families- Mental Health Counselor