Prof. John Checkett


About me

Hi -- I'm John Checkett (pronounced as in, Check it out!), a highly educated therapist holding degrees in several of the social sciences. I'm the first man in history to earn a master's degree in Women's Studies in Florida, an academic discipline which I have also taught on a university level. I also hold university degrees in communication arts and social work, as well as being an LCSW. I've worked in emergency screening, providing spot analysis for emergency mental health cases with no advance notice. I have also worked for years in the prison system, with inmates experiencing mental health difficulties. I'm an excellent listener and communicator, and I specialize in problems related to gender, problems between couples -- which are usually matters of communication -- and social justice. I employ an integrative approach, drawing especially upon cognitive behavioral therapy, Jungian and narrative therapy, addressing such matters as self-care, empowerment, self image, self esteem and conflict resolution.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Narrative Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Prof. John Checkett. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with John for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

Personable, knowledgeable, listens with care and offers solutions and valuable techniques. Very prompt to respond and has a great sense of humor. Highly recommended!

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I enjoy speaking with him, great listener. Empathetic, funny, relatable and a kind person. He is a great therapist!

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues


Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I can't thank Prof. Checkett enough for being a part of my recovery. The patience that he provides as well as the wisdom is most greatly appreciated. Hopefully, I can continue with Prof. Checkett in the future when I'm seeking help. Thanks again!

Written on Jun 26, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Checkett is a fantastic therapist with lots of knowledge. He’s also very fun to speak with, and likes to crack jokes, which makes talking that much easier

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