Education and Experience
Dr. Jon Bergeron attended college at Taylor University in Upland, IN where he met and married his sweetheart Shelly 19 years ago. After surviving graduate school at UT Southwestern in Dallas and one-year of postdoctoral training in College Station Jon worked for 10 years in a private psychology practice. Jon joined our staff in 2014 while also serving Hope for Orphans as the Director of FamilyCare writing, speaking, counseling and training.
Interests and Specialties
Dr. Bergeron is passionate about providing scientifically informed, theologically-rooted care to clients. He provides counseling, consultations, and evaluations for all ages and a wide variety of issues including: child and adolescent issues, adoption and fostercare, marriage, parenting, mens issues, addictions, trauma, attachment.
Soon after finishing his post-doctoral training Jon and Shelly felt the call to become foster parents. The first sibling pair they fostered, a 5-year-old girl and a 3-1/2-year-old deaf boy, eventually led to the adoption of the little boy Tanner who is now 11 years old. In May of 2010 they received a second calling to adopt internationally, and in record time adopted a soon-to-be 14 year-old deaf boy from China. Jon and Shelly live in South Austin.