Johnathan Bown: Registered Psychologist in Edmonton

Johnathan Bown

Johnathan Bown

Registered Psychologist


Johnathan is fascinated by human consciousness and is passionate about helping people. He believes that one of the most meaningful and fulfilling acts we do in our lives is helping another person in their time of need. He was attracted to working as a psychologist because it’s a compassionate career that is personally uplifting. He believes that human relationships are one of the most important aspects of our well-being. As a result, he chose to work with admirable and expert psychologists to support individuals and couples in living happier lives.


Johnathan completed a Master’s of Education degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Lethbridge. He has also completed EMDR level 1 training, as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EMT) level 1 training. He is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.

I approach every client as a unique person who is valuable, admirable, and capable of achieving their goals. You are not alone in this; you are deeply cared for; we are here for you.

John B.


Human beings have a natural tendency towards healing and well-being. Johnathan practices a holistic approach towards empowering his clients to heal and to identify any mental, physical, cultural, social, and environmental factors that may be interfering with their health. He believes that behaviours or feelings are not problems, as they all serve a distinct purpose. He dedicates himself to each client he meets and seeks to understand them with the same energy and enthusiasm as his first day.


Johnathan helps his clients alleviate anxiety, depression and stress. He has years of experience in primary care public health clinics and has specialized training to help people with trauma, grief, insomnia, career, relationship dynamics, sexuality, and sexual health. He is currently completing his training to become a Certified Sex Therapist.

Professional Experience


Bown, J. & Gackenbach, J. I. (2019). The influence of media understood through video game play. In R. J. Hoss & R. P. Gongloff (Eds.), Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture (Vol 2, pp. 712-714). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Gackenbach, J. I., Bown, J. (2019). The effects of media on dreaming. In K. Valli & R. J. Hoss (Eds.), Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture (Vol 1, pp. 219-223). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Gackenbach, J. I., & Bown, J. (Eds.). (2017). Boundaries of Self & Reality Online. San Diego, California: Elsevier Academic Press.

Bown, J. & Gackenbach, J. I. (2015). Video games, nightmares, and emotional processing. Emotions and Technology: Communication of Feelings For, With, and Through Digital Media (pp. 3-14)London: Elsevier.

Gackenbach, J. I. & Bown, J. (2011). Mindfulness and video game play: A preliminary inquiry. Mindfulness, 2(2), 114-122.

Gackenbach, J. I. & Bown, J. (2011). Video game presence as a function of genre: A preliminary inquiry. Loading…, 5(8), 4-28.

Gackenbach, J. I., Rosie, M., & Bown, J., & Sample, T. (2011). Dream incorporation of video-game play as a function of interactivity and fidelity. Dreaming, 21(1), 32-50.


Hrushka, C. & Bown, J. (2016). Kinky Boots: The Psychology of Some Unusual Sex Practices and Other Kink. Presented at the 12th Biennial Western Canadian Conference on Sexual Health, Calgary, Alberta.

Hrushka, C. & Bown, J. (2015). Talking About Sex Addiction. Presented at ASPSH 2015 online workshop for health professionals.

Bown, J. & Gackenbach, J. I. (2010). Mindfulness and video game play: A preliminary inquiry. Poster presented at Towards a Science of Consciousness, Tucson, AZ.

Rosie, M., Gackenbach, J. I., Bown, J., & Sample, T. (2010). Dream Incorporation of Video Game Play: Interactivity, Fidelity and Presence. Poster presented at the 27th Annual International Association for the Study of Dreams, Asheville, NC.

Dopko, R., Gackenbach, J.I., Bown, J., Le, H. & Rosie, M. (2009). Video Game Play, Dream Bizarreness and Creativity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Chicago, ILL.

Bown, J. & Anderson, N. (2009). The role of wakefulness on visual adaptation. Poster presented at the Banff Annual Seminar in Cognitive Science, Banff, AB.

Love Your Life. Let's Talk.


Starting in September 2022, we will be offering therapy sessions with our student Shayna Lavallee at a reduced rate of $25 per session. She is under the supervision of Jonathan Bown. 

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