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John Daughtrey, LCSW

Anger management Self esteem
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About me

My journey to help others lead their best lives started over 15 years ago. I have worked to help children, youth, and adults offering them a range of therapy services to guide them through life’s challenges and most trying times. Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional Psychotherapist can make things better. I care about your well-being and provide you all the tools you need in order to seize the day and learn how to tackle even the most traumatic circumstances.
I use a blend of brain and body based therapies. My primary modality is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy), based on the Adaptive Information Processing model. Neuroscience and studies on Neuroplasticity are bearing out that the mind can heal itself. Old pathways and negative memories can be updated with new adaptive information. EMDR uses eye movements and other forms of physical tapping and Bi-Lateral stimulation to help the brain process old stuck memories and trauma. Not just for Big Trauma's like car accidents, it can help with many issues from the past, present and perceived future concerns including PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety and more specific issues such as religious abuse, shame, guilt and pain management.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Life Purpose, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information


VA LCSW 0904013432


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for John Daughtrey. 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.

John has been a great asset in my journey of self introspection and anger issue improvement. He listens and hears all I say and offers guidance and reassurance just when Needed. This journey is not over, but I am in a much better place with some tools to deal with life’s challenges.

Written on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with John for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

John is an amazing therapist! Very knowledgable, empathetic and a great listener. :)

Written on Jan 16, 2022 after therapy with John for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

John is a great listener and calming presence. I have been hesitant to get help for years and I'm so glad I finally did. He's helpful, understands my concerns and is patient in his guidance of helping me through. I'm grateful to not only him but better help.

Written on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Working with John has been great. I especially like that he is not only a good listener but also offers many of his own thoughts and constructive actionable suggestions.

Written on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning anger management

John has helped so much with my anxiety since I started. Our sessions are helping me pinpoint the source of my anxiety and give me coping strategies for them. He is kind-hearted, honest, and knowledgeable and I look forward to our sessions.

Written on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

punctual, attentive, knowledgeable and supportive.

Written on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes