Thank you for connecting with me. It is great that you have taken this first step toward a counseling relationship. My name is John Douglass. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Alabama. I have been in practice for 20 years. I have worked with adolescents, young adults, families and couples at various stages and experiences in life. I have found that therapy can be most helpful when it is owned by the client.
I believe that the client is the center of the therapeutic relationship. That is why I am client directed in my approach to therapy. I can help clear out some of stuff for you to see more clearly what it may be you want to work on. Emotions can cause us to behave in ways that we do not like. I help clients identify and articulate what these emotions may be and the behaviors they are exhibiting. This then can give the client the power to change.
I graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts. I then graduated with a Master of Arts in Agency Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I did a 2 year residency in Pastoral Marriage and Family Therapy working with premarital couples, married couples, and families. I also have experience working with LGBTQ individuals. My most recent training has been in the areas of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma informed Care, and Training for Adoptions Competency.
If you are wanting to explore more about how we can work together to promote growth and change I would welcome that opportunity.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
AL LPC 2930
John is great! He’s patient quick and has a curious way of re imagining scenarios, that give me a different perspective :)
Written on Jun 30, 2023 after therapy with John for 1 month
John is a very understanding, calm, grounded person and an excellent therapist.
Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with John for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
John is open to my various struggles and is eager to work with me to resolve them. He doesn't sugar coat anything but also has great empathy. He approaches counseling in a very relax and approachable way. I would highly recommend John as a consistent counselor.
Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with John for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
He helps me keep focus on my goals, but listens to what I'm willing to work on :)
Written on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with John for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem
John makes the idea of therapy a breeze. Conversations are comfortable and wonderful.
Written on Dec 15, 2020 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, and adhd