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John Elame, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I am a Graduate with a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University, Washington DC. Argosy University, Washington DC is located in Rosslyn, in Arlington, Virginia. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland USA and a Board-Certified Counselor. In addition to the above, I hold a B.Sc. Hons in Sociology & Anthropology, with a Minor in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Buea in Cameroon. I also hold a High National Diploma from the Regional College of Agriculture in Bambili Cameroon, and a Certificate in Agricultural Quarantine from the Egyptian International Center for Agriculture Dokki-Cairo.
I have been in the counseling domain in the state of Maryland USA for over 10 years. My objective is to assist humanity to gain the mental clarity or integrity and free self from any form of bondage or doldrum; human engineered or nature.
I am eclectic in my counseling approach and utilize different counseling models such as, Person-centered therapeutic approach, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Evidence-Based Treatment, Solution focused Treatment Approach and so on. My skill as a good communicator has been an asset in my practice. I believe in listening empathetically and providing the necessary supported needed by my clients. I also belief that the solution to peoples’ problems come from themselves, while I assist the client to identify for themselves causes for their problems and for them to make good choices. I work with persons of any race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion; for I belief in equality of human beings.
I am particularly interested in working with teenagers and young adults as the bulk of my clientele are of these groups; and this has provided me with a broad and diverse knowledge on the common problems faced by teenagers and young adults with different background and or ethnicity.
Prior to my counseling experience in American, I worked as an Agricultural extension officer in the Ministry of Agriculture in Cameroon for over 30 years. As an agricultural extension officer, I worked with men and woman of all ages, and I was able to understand humanity from the peasant lens, the middle and upper class in our society. As a private citizen, I also worked as a social engineer in different non-profit organizations (NGO); helping the destitute or needy within our communities in the form of advocacy and or linking them to available resources.
Thank you in advance for your time. I hope to meet with you guys for a counseling experience which I am sure you will enjoy and will help you.
John Elame, MA, LCPC, NCC

Professional experience

9yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for John Elame. 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 provided me with and excellent source of wisdom and knowledge. Helping me navigate through my day to day issues in a way that I can relate to. Having him as a touchstone has been of great benefit. I hope others feel the same.

Written on Jun 25, 2023 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd

Wonderful listener

Written on Dec 04, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and intimacy-related issues

John does an amazing job at listening , understanding and supporting me!! He is an amazing therapist ! Would recommend him to anyone !

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

My therapist is compassionate and understanding. He allows me to communicate without feeling pressured to do so. He is definitely a people person.

Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with John for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

John is always punctual, professional, and predicable. He obviously has a grasp of the principles of therapy and weaves them into a relatable narrative.

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

John helps me by understanding my goals and then implementing strategies to achieve them. Not just listening, but proactive advice to improve. He's helped me improve my life and how I interact with those around me too.

Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management