I enjoy working collaboratively and creatively with my clients. I am enthusiastic about the power of the therapeutic process and its ability to transform the human condition. Utilizing a holistic and eclectic approach, I primarily employ Client-Centered Therapy in counseling sessions and incorporate evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy along the way.
My 11 years of experience in clinical counseling has been influenced by a multicultural and social justice perspective and has involved helping children, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings to successfully address histories of trauma, depression and anxiety, concerns centered on identity and self-esteem, substance use and chemical dependence, crisis management, and interpersonal conflict among others.
The genuine and empathic posture I take in our work, along with the supportive, non-judgmental, and safer space I aim to offer you, will assist us in identifying your strengths and inner resources while examining the problems and distress you are experiencing. I endeavor to help you increase self-esteem, facilitate personal development, and evoke the discovery of answers and solutions necessary for your progress.
Additionally, I will aid you in cultivating greater insight and awareness through the exploration of your thoughts and feelings, guide you in creating effective strategies to manage the situations that have brought you to counseling, and promote movement toward healing and growth.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LMHC #004840 (Expires: 2020-05-31)
John is exactly what I was looking for without knowing what I was looking for. I'm grateful for him every day. He really thinks about what I say and devises specific-to-me plans for working through things. I really feel supported. His warm, soothing praise and encouragement feels totally genuine and really helps me open up in a way I haven't with other counselors. He inspires me to do more to help myself. I believe in him.
John is great!
John is a great listener and knows what to talk about to help you through your issues. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone who, at the very least, needs a sympathetic ear.
John has been very helpful in the short time I've been working with him. His questions help me think about things in a different way and he probes with respect, allowing me to answer or not answer depending on where I am. I've already noticed an improvement in my life as I think about our discussions and how I respond to things in my primary relationship and with my family.
He has been extremely professional and has been there to help me begin to overcome my anxiety and self-esteem issues. He is very good at listening and really understanding your concerns.
John always responds with timely sensitive, and positive feedback.
John is a great person to talk to. He listens intently, he’s supportive and encouraging, he moves at a pace you’re comfortable with. And just overall an outstanding counselor! I really enjoy my time talking with him and I feel as if he really helps to put things into a healthier perspective!