I have years of experience helping clients cope with both the symptoms as well as the underlying causes of their struggles with issues of anxiety, trauma and PTSD, depression, difficulty managing anger, alcohol or other substance use disorders, and relational difficulties that often stem from low self-confidence and the need for updated and enhanced communication skills. My clinical style combines a personal approach that aims to make the client feel genuinely understood, supported, and safe. I utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions that help to update coping skills and strategies, while operating from a psychodynamic base that can facilitate both shorter- and longer-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for deeper-reaching, more stable positive change. I am also certified to provide EMDR when appropriate. I received a Master's degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago in 2010. I currently reside in Louisiana.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Narcissism, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexuality
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy
IN LCSW 34006775A
IL LCSW 149015862
LA LCSW 16951
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Best there is!
Written on Feb 11, 2023 after therapy with John for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Hopeful that one day he will move back to Midwest. But very thankful to be able to work with him thru Better Help. John is the type of person that I wish we could be platonic friends.
Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with John for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
John is amazing.
Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with John for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
John is incredible. He is understanding of all situations and does an excellent job of giving a safe space to feel and uncover your emotions and what’s bothering you. He is very present and has a knack for feeling and understanding his patients even when I didn’t understand myself. John is a true professional and an incredible ability to connect with others. Thank you John
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with John for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
He is great!
Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with John for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
John is incredibly smart and empathetic. We've only had a few sessions, and I feel so comfortable being honest and opening up. John checks in (in between live sessions) and offers ongoing support that makes me feel seen and heard. His continuity of care and genuine interest in my healing process is deeply appreciated. Not to mention, he has a great sense of humor that is helpful during tough weeks. I've told all my friends about John!
Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd