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John Balash, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression
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About me

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing for over 25 years. I have experience working with First Responders who have experienced accumulative trauma and stress. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to process thoughts, feelings, and behaviors which are resulting in stress, anxiety and depression. I have experience working with individuals who are having difficulty coping with life stressors which could include career, relationships, loss, and addictions.

The goal of my treatment approach is client driven, positive focused on areas of your life which are causing you distress. It is present and future focused, to explore changes in your life which would result in positive outcomes.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

OH LPCC E.0003001-SUPV


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John has been an excellent and supportive listener. I really appreciate his time, constructive thoughts, and the tools he has shared to help me while I reflect on and process a challenging period in my life. I highly recommend him.

Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

John is a father figure disguised as a therapist. He's short and sweet in messages and writing and somehow this allows you to be more open and sharing while also feeling guided. My time with him has been refreshing.

Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with John for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

In just two session I've seen tremendous emotional progress thanks betterhelp

Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with John for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd