Breaking the Chains of Emotional Bondage

If you are having problems with your mental health, working with a therapist could be your hardest journey. This is because human beings tend to avoid big issues that are affecting their lives. Additionally, we live in a society that encourages us to push aside or sweep under the rug the things that may slow us down or give the appearance that we are vulnerable. We assume that it is more efficient. However, the therapists at Positive Approach Counseling in Frisco, TX encourage you to look at the difficult issues you’re facing and challenge yourself to press forward into a more positive outlook and healthier life path.

We understand that deciding to undergo a therapy takes a lot of courage, patience, and dedication to living an emotionally healthy lifestyle. It is our duty to serve as your guide and offer you with insights, options, and support, while you embark on this challenging journey. In return, we expect that you will “own” the process. We hope that you will be punctual, be open to exploration of your thoughts and feelings, and be willing to implement change in your life.

Jonathan Taglione M.S., LPC-Certified, DBT Certified, and EMDR Certified Therapist

Jonathan is the founder of Positive Approach Counseling. He established the business in 2016 because he believes in counseling, in the community, and his clients. Jonathan is skilled in providing mental health-related services, including life coaching, EMDR therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and he can conduct sessions for individuals and groups. His journey and experiences have allowed him to become an expert in many treatment modalities. Jonathan emphasizes the development of healthy, useful life skills. He not only tailors his services based on the clients’ needs but also incorporates intervention into both his group and individual processes.

Our company is built on mutual trust, understanding, and creating a positive mindset. Our company founder believes that therapy is a partnership with clients. Jonathan co-creates a plan of action with his clients, addressing issues and reaching positive outcomes. In addition, he focuses on developing a therapeutic alliance and setting clear boundaries and expectations, which are essential to a successful therapy.

He knows that working with a therapist would be like his clients asking to be “spotted” while doing a bench press. However, mental health is just as important as physical health. You can’t just try to push the weight off your chest whenever you feel the stress of daily life. That is why we offer you our mental health services. Through therapy, you will feel empowered and increase your capacity to cope with the pressure you’re feeling every day.


In 2008, Jonathan studied Bachelor of Science in Psychology and graduated from Texas Tech University. He completed his master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Tarleton State University in 2012. For five years, he has been a mental health professional, doing private practice. He has also worked at both inpatient and outpatient facilities and helped adolescents and adults who experience a variety of mental health and addiction issues.

As a student of human behavior, he believes that each member of our team should never stop learning and progressing. He always encourages us to never stop challenging ourselves so that we will constantly evolve and improve in all aspects of our lives.

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Fun Facts About Jonathan

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Favorite Quote:“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein
Bucket List:He wants to get a helicopter license and travel to Barcelona, Spain.
Biggest Fear:He is afraid of spiders, and he hates their hairy legs.
Favorite Thing to Do on a Weekend:During weekends, he likes to engage in social activities, and he enjoys meeting new people, while being with friends.
Greatest Achievement:His greatest achievement is getting his master’s degree in 2012 and beginning a career in helping people.
Passions (Other Than Therapy):He enjoys hiking, hunting, playing sports, boating, water skiing, tubing, cooking/grilling outside, running, and weight lifting.
Coolest Travel Adventure:He thinks that the coolest adventure is to go to Italy and visit Vatican City, Sicily, Rome, Pompeii, and the Isle of Capri.


Sara completed her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies (2008) from the University Missouri Columbia. Her Masters Degreeis in Clinical Social Work from the University of Missouri Kansas City (2013). She has done excessive research and training in trauma: Including a women's trauma group for over 6 years.

Prior to working at Positive Approach Counseling. Sara worked in the community with adolescents and adults in Individual, Group, Couple and Family Therapy in Kansas City Missouri. She is excited to join Jonathan Taglione's practice and share her Positive Approach to life. Sara views trauma therapy like the art of kintsugi: the art of mending broken pottery and filing the cracks with gold.

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Fun Facts About SARA BALES

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Favorite Quote:“To often we underestimate the power of a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn life around.”
Bucket List:Watching my Children grow up.
Favorite Things:Coffee, Reading, Comedy and Singing.
Favorite Thing to Do on The Weekend:Watch Musicals, Go to the museums/concerts, Dance with the kids, Spend time with the family.
Greatest Achievement:My Children, My Masters Degree, LCSW, CCDPD, and CCTP

Jennifer Jobe M.S., LPC-Certified, EMDR Trained Therapist

Jennifer graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2013 with a Masters degree in Counseling. She has been in private practice for 9 years and has been providing EMDR therapy since 2013 as well. Prior to joining a private practice, Jennifer spent her internship working with survivors of domestic violence.

Jennifer has a passion for helping those who have experienced trauma, those in the LGBTQIA+ community, and those who may be experiencing depression and anxiety. She has also worked extensively with clients who have CPTSD and PTSD, ADHD, family and relationship struggles, and those wanting to improve their overall sense of self-worth and confidence.

Jennifer’s approach is warm yet direct, and she strives to provide a safe and comfortable environment for clients to explore their experiences, thoughts, and feelings.

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Favorite Quote:"Life is not measure by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." - Maya Angelou
Bucket List:Going on a safari, providing equine therapy (she rode horses competitively for 30 years), hang gliding, and snorkeling if she can get over her fear of the ocean.
Favorite trip:A cruise to Italy, Croatia, Capri, Montenegro, and Spain
Favorite Thing to Do on The Weekend:Going to her families ranch, and fishing, riding ATVs, and spending time taking in the beauty of nature.
Greatest Achievement:Earning her masters degree and pursuing her passion to provide mental health care to those in need.