Dr. John Cooley

(Ph.D, LCPC)

About Me

My name is Dr. John Cooley. I have a Master of Arts Degree in Psychological Counseling from Southeast Missouri State University and Ph.D in Psychology from California Southern University. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and I am a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I have 25 years of counseling experience working with Adults and Families who present with a variety of mental health and substance abuse problems. I have worked in outpatient and hospital settings. My treatment approach is very eclectic. I draw from a lot of counseling theories that can best fit a person's needs. Some of those include Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Treatment. I believe that clients have the resources within them to make positive changes so as to improve the quality of their lives. I provide a warm compassionate approach to counseling and want my clients to feel that they have been heard, validated and understood. At the same time I help clients find solutions to their problems and learn valuable coping skills to manage the problems they are experiencing. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180007169 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by A.S. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with John for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

My therapy sessions help me process my own thoughts and feelings and come to different realizations about myself.

Written by C.H. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with John for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

He’s great!

Written by M.E. on Mar 24, 2020 after counseling with John for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Cooley is so helpful, great insight.

Written by E.M. on Mar 22, 2020 after counseling with John for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

John is the best!

Written by J.O. on Mar 22, 2020 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

He's a been so far. He been a great listener and asking me questions that make me think about what I'm doing or understand how I'm feeling.

Written by D.J. on Oct 28, 2019 after counseling with John for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Dr. Cooley is very coolio. He is a good listener. Knows how to break past those awkward moments. Gets right to the problem.

Written by L.O. on Jun 28, 2019 after counseling with John for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Cooley really validated my feelings and made me feel heard. He helped me reprocess my trauma and helped me make great progress.

Written by G.U. on Apr 19, 2019 after counseling with John for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Speaking and Dr. Cooley being a listening ear has been a profound experience to me. I love him and his work. Thank you so much Dr. Cooley!

Written by L.E. on Oct 19, 2018 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Dr. Cooley responds to my messages and answers my questions in a timely manner in between sessions making me feel very supported and cared. He has helped me understand myself better with his professional, insightful, and empathizing manner. I feel hopeful as to tackling my issues with him by my side.

Written by T.E. on Aug 31, 2018 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, and anger

Dr. Cooley is approachable and competent, with a wealth of experience and a gentle manner.

Written by G.A. on Apr 06, 2018 after counseling with John for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

I was really lucky to have Dr. Cooley as my counselor. He is very responsive and easy to talk to. He instantly addressed my needs and areas to work on. I felt that he understood me all the time, offered me practical guidance and support through a tough time. He helped me go through things I've never been able to, reflect better on my past experiences and how they influence my current life. I would highly recommend him anytime.

Written by B.R. on Mar 14, 2018 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

Sweet, calm, understanding man with great expertise.

Readily validated my feelings and confirmed personal theories I've had and helped me better understand and navigate my issues.

Thank you, John!

Written by Z.E. on Jan 20, 2018 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Relaxed, informative, kmowledgable and helpful.