About Me

Whatever difficulty brought you here I believe I can help. My approach to counseling focuses on what you want your life to look like. Together we will explore the differences between the life you want and the life you have. I will encourage, support and listen to you as you tell me about your struggles. I will trust and respect what you have to say without judgment. Together we will evaluate how your relationships can improve and you can better meet your needs. Whether you are dealing with stress, anxiety, anger, or depression we will come up with behaviors that will be more fulfilling for you and the people around you.

My approach is a form or Cognitive Behavioral therapy called "Reality Therapy". It focuses on what you as the client want and evaluating how to get it. Reality therapy places a high importance on relationships and the role they play in our overall happiness. Relationships can be another person, group of people, or a role/organization like a job. Past experiences are important in shaping who you are but what you do in the present and future is the focus for change. I also have some training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT) and use this model to help people cope with strong emotions. Most importantly, If you work with me I can teach you the knowledge and skills to improve your overall happiness for the rest of your life.
I look forward to working with you! -John


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801092609 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Jun 17, 2019 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

John thus far has been great. He has been helping me through a difficult time in my life. I am learning, through John's guidance, how to be more expressive and understand that I am truly only responsible for me. That regardless the outcome I will work on making myself better through this process and find a happier place to be at in my life.

Written by E.R. on May 10, 2019 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and career difficulties

John has been attentive and understanding throughout my counseling experience and has offered thoughtful insight, suggestions and expertise. His responses show me how well he listens to what I say and he often prompts me with questions or worksheets to help me work through my problems. I would highly recommend John and appreciate his support.

Written by O.M. on Apr 12, 2019 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great counselor, truly gifted and connects with the people who come to him, i.e. myself.

Written by I.V. on Mar 30, 2019 after counseling with John for 6 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

John is really an amazing person. He helped me a lot already in just a few days. He gave me good advises and opinions in order for me to look at my problems from a different angle. I was able to open up to him quite easily, which for me is a struggle. He never judged me or made me feel uncomfortable at any point of our conversations. Thank you John.

Written by R.O. on Mar 21, 2019 after counseling with John for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Totally understanding, calm, and guides you through meditation which is highly helpful. He is an attentive listener and knows how to handle your problems while giving you the advise you would want to hear. He is generous in his advice and helpful tips!!Totally worth it. I highly recommend Jhon Arens!!!

Written by L.A. on Dec 31, 2018 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I would have to say John Arens is great at what he does. He truly takes the time to not only understanding what's going on but also to help you figure out the next steps. He always responds within a timely manner. As well as gives great exercises to help understand what your going through and things that can be done to change toward a better you. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of guidance. I have to say this has been truly a positive experience and I look forward to becoming the person I know I can be with his guidance.