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John Engebretson, LPC, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a mental wellness counselor licensed in Ohio, Colorado, and Montana, currently residing in Ohio, with 20 years of experience working as a counselor in community-based settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, impulse-control disorders including substance use, and Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. I also have worked with many people who have experienced physical trauma or 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, Solution-Focused, Motivational Enhancement and Rational-Emotive Counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for 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!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CO LPC 0004641

OH LPCC E. 1200023


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

Let me cut to the chase! John is a thoughtful listener who has insight and knowledge of real-world tools to manage stress, anxiety, and anger. These are my challenges but he clearly knows more than I’ve requested. As a skeptical man myself, please understand when I say: “Worth every penny!” If you need a change in your life, then talk with John for his kind help. Again, worth every penny.

Written on Aug 16, 2023 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Very helpful.

Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with John for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

John is a great asset to me. I appreciate his wisdom and how he listens and validates my feelings. I can already feel my self esteem lifting since starting my therapy with him. I'm enjoying the journey he's taking me on

Written on Aug 05, 2023 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Through our first months working together; I feel great pride in the progress John has ushered in my stress management and mental health problem solving.
Would recommend his guidance to all.

Written on Jul 30, 2023 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning coaching

John is kind, empathetic and helpful. Very positive experience so far!

Written on Jul 29, 2023 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I appreciate his help a lot

Written on Apr 03, 2023 after therapy with John for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief