JR Bunda, NCC, was born and raised in Wahiawa, Hawaii. A graduate from 'Iolani School, he attended the University of Portland on a baseball scholarship with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. After pursuing a career in professional baseball, JR received his Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Townsend Institute at Concordia University Irvine. JR has experience working with individuals and couples. His most recent work experience has involved working with adolescents in transition dealing with adjustment, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Trained in the Townsend Model under Christian psychologist and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. John Townsend, JR incorporates a client-centered and eclectic style to the psychodynamic approach. Being fully seen and heard for who we are is the beginning of experiencing true healing and transformational growth. As a Christian, JR passionately strives to create a space where clients can feel safe and empowered to dive into the deepest parts of their well with hopes of restoring peace, faith, healthy relationships, and rest to their souls.
JR is currently accruing hours towards licensure and is only accepting cash clients for a reduced rate of $50 per session