Progressive Strategies for the Human Services

"Strengthening the capacities of public and private sector mental health and human services providers and organizations"

Progressive Strategies




Progressive Strategies for the Human Services was founded in 1997 by Jonathan R. Beard (he, him, his), a Washington State Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Mr. Beard works as an Independent Contractor.

Mr. Beard holds a Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Texas at Arlington with dual concentrations in administration and planning and mental health.

Mr. Beard has been certified as a Case Manager and Case Management Instructor by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and is also certified as an Investigator by the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation. For many years, Mr. Beard carried the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitatioin Practitioner credential as issued by the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.

Mr. Beard has worked in New Jersey, Texas, North Carolina and Washington in nonprofit and public sector settings that provide services to adults with serious mental illness and other co-occurring disorders as a direct services provider and also as a supervisor, manager, senior executive and consultant. These settings include inpatient, outpatient, case management, psychiatric rehabilitation, supported housing, supported employment, supported education and advocacy.

Progressive Strategies provides a wide range of project management, technical assistance, consultation, training, coaching and clinical supervision services, primarily to nonprofit and public mental health and human service agencies and providers.


Contact Information:

Jonathan R. Beard, LICSW (he, him, his)  
Progressive Strategies
Post Office Box 15419                                                                         
Seattle, WA   98115-0419                                                              
(206) 524-3927      
Email Progressive Strategies 


There is never a charge for an initial conversation to discuss a potential project or service. Fees are competitive, based on the scope of a project or service and are priced accordingly. Concierge services are also available and are priced based on the level of desired access and responsiveness.


In keeping with the National Association of Social Workers' Code of Ethics, Mr. Beard provides some professional services each year for a significantly reduced fee or, in some cases, without charging fees of any kind. If you have financial need, please ask about this to see if your project or requested service qualifies. Members of NASW almost always qualify for a discounted fee.


Please check out the other pages of this website to learn more of Mr. Beard's background and services and advise of any questions. Thanks for visiting.