Lisa Jonas, LMFT

Assistant Director of The Jonas Center and Psychotherapist


  • 1983 – Master of Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2002 – Post Masters Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis, Minnesota


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Therapeutic Focus

Individual adults, couples, children/adolescents and their families currently struggling with relationship, communication, intimacy and addiction issues, depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, and abuse. Works best with men and women and their relationship struggles.


Individual, couples and family therapy using a variety of approaches including: family/systems, relational theories, grief and loss, and insight-oriented.

Therapeutic Philosophy

Healing and change come about through the positive relationships we have in our lives. Within the therapeutic relationship we can explore our past and present struggles with others and learn new ways of thinking and feeling ultimately freeing us to fully realize our life path. Lisa believes in using her life experiences and training to listen and respond to people in a safe, direct and nonjudgmental manner.


Lisa has practiced psychotherapy in both outpatient and day treatment settings since receiving her Post Masters Certificate in 2002. She has helped numerous children, adolescents, couples and individuals heal and attain their goals. She and her husband, Jim, founded The Jonas Center in 2006 serving Belle Plaine, Burnsville, Cologne, Eden Prairie, Glencoe and surrounding communities.

Prior to becoming a therapist, Lisa was busy raising children and teaching creative movement. Lisa and Jim have three adult children, a daughter-in-law and two grandsons.