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John Berst, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Grief Depression
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About me

Help me to understand your story. Help me to help you find the balance, joy and serenity we all crave. Join me on a journey that begins with your strength and courage in taking the first steps of thoughtful exploration into revealing your best self. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with over ten years experience in the state of Michigan, while my experience helping people goes back more than 30 years. I earned a Master's degree from Western Michigan University in 2010 as a way of bringing my years of diverse experience and training to the level of professional ethics and practices that is such an important part of state licensure. My training and education are ongoing and constant. This nurtures my enthusiasm and dedication to the art of counseling and my ability to be the best counselor I can be for my clients.
My approach is person centered first, as I need to determine a plan based on you and your own unique story. Whether your concerns are fleeting or more pervasive and troubling, I can help you explore what will actually work for you. I prefer to stay grounded in practical, solution focused exploration and therapy. This can allow therapy to resonate while remaining grounded in the clients own experience and needs.
I've worked with people of all ages from all walks of life and each experience has taught me to be a better counselor while finding what was universal to the human experience, and I continue to learn, adapt and grow, as a therapist, from the individual and specific experience that is that one person's story.
Much of what it means to be human is universal to us all, yet each and every one of us is an original. I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MI LPC 6401017362


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Love the guy. I believe he could set me up good

Written on Apr 05, 2023 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd