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.
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
OH LPCC E.0003001-SUPV
John listens very well and gives constructive criticism to the point to help you. I could not have asked for a better therapist. And I looked forward to continuing education and just conversations with him. Highly recommend better help and John balash. 55 stars.
Written on Sep 22, 2023 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
John is attentive, listens, asks challenging questions and his goal is for you to get the most of it.
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
John does a great job, I trust him and he seems to remember what we've talked about which causes me to feel that he's truly listening to what I have to say.
Written on May 30, 2023 after therapy with John for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
John has been great to work with. I feel he listens very well but also offers information and his opinion when appropriate. I feel very comfortable talking to John and have been very happy with my experience with him.
Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching
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