Jon Carlson PsyD, EdD, ABPP
Dr. Jon Carlson has been a vital and relevant voice in professional psychology in the US and beyond. When he isn’t traveling, speaking and sharing his wisdom and experience, he lives and practices in Lake Geneva.
With publications that have earned recognition from the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association, he has been named Distinguished Psychologist by the APA Division of Psychotherapy (2009) and received the APA Distinguished Career Contribution to Education and Training Award (2011). In 2004 the ACA conferred the title of “Living Legend”. His ongoing presence as a public figure committed to promoting mental wellness has afforded him counsel with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the opportunity to appear on The Today Show.
Dr. Carlson has authored over 55 books. His writing style, wit and mastery of practical applications have been compelling for experienced clinicians and lay persons alike. Never Be Lonely Again and Time for a Better Marriage disseminated wisdom for happier, healthier life, while works such as The Mummie at the Dining Room Table have fueled the intrigue and mystery of therapy for a generation of clinicians. With over 170 scholarly articles, he has contributed greatly to the development of Individual Psychology (Adlerian Psychology) as a theoretical and clinical force.
As Distinguished Professor at Governors State University in University Park, IL, Dr. Carlson has been responsible for production of over 300 DVDs/Videotapes showcasing experts in psychotherapy, family therapy, brief therapy, substance abuse treatment, parenting and couples education. Published by APA, they have been highly utilized resources for psychology and counseling programs across the nation.
At the Lake Geneva Wellness Clinic, he serves a diverse cross-section of the community. His approach, founded on Adlerian theory, integrates the numerous approaches for which he has gained appreciation through his vast experience interfacing with the field’s most renowned clinicians.
Dr. Carlson has been married to his wife, Laura, for more than 44 years and enjoys greatly his time with his five children and five grandchildren.