About me

I am a professional counselor licensed in Michigan with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, LGBTQ+ issues, and career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and humanistic counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Forgiveness , HIV / AIDS , Men's Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MI LPC 6401004321


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for John Cowles. 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 Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with John for 11 months on issues concerning career difficulties, and coaching

I had a really good experience with John. He really helped me out.

Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Good knowledge and experience. Always anticipating the next session.

Written on Jan 22, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

John sees me in ways few others ever have. In a relatively short time, he has brought me out of a box I had forced myself into and has helped me embrace my authentic self. He’s the best therapist I’ve ever had.

Written on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with John for 7 months on issues concerning lgbt, and relationship issues

Been with John for 4 months. He really takes the time to understand your problems and get you to work them out. One of the most helpful things I’ve done for my self has been working with John.

Written on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with John for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I recommend BetterHelp any chance I get. I mention how amazing it is to be connected with someone who is not just in my community, but really has the experience to work through and work past the tougher conversations behind the surface level issues. Highly recommend this service and highly recommend John.

Written on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

John has been very helpful in listening to me and framing my choices and concerns in a constructive way. I find his manner very comforting and non-judgemental. John has been a great support.

Written on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

John is literally the best! It was so easy, since day one, to talk with him and share my experiences and frustrations. He is patient, friendly and will gives you the best advices according with your personality and needs. I feel it was a before and after talking with him and now everything makes more sense! We need more John’s in this world!

Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Very kind and makes you feel secure and heard.

Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with John for 3 weeks

John is really great. He is incredibly easy to talk to, understands my problems, asks a lot of good questions, and provides sound guidance.

Written on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

John is excellent!

Written on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with John for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

John listens, cares, and guides you to clarity and peace on your challenges and hardships. If you’re in between therapists, choose John. You won’t regret it. Thank you, John for bringing me to my feet again.

Written on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

After my first session, I felt very supported, heard, and understood by John. I had a calming sense once we were finished talking and hopeful I can manage my struggles ahead of me

Written on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

John is a WONDERFUL counselor and human being, and has helped me tremendously in the time we've had together so far.

Written on May 16, 2021 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and coping with life changes

John Cowles is very compassionate and takes the time to understand your issues.

Written on May 14, 2021 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and coaching

John is a wonderful, kind and compassionate individual. He has been tremendously helpful in allowing me to clarify my goals and priorities. He has been there for me in times of crisis. He is an amazing counselor!

Written on May 12, 2021 after therapy with John for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I look forward to each session with John. He’s down to earth, nurturing, sincere, and very helpful. In the past I’ve had experiences with other therapist where I did not feel like they wanted to help me as much as they wanted to get the session over with. I feel the complete opposite with John. I wish I was able to describe his value better.

Work with me!