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John Engebretson, LPCC, LPC

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

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

License information

OH LPCC E. 1200023

CO LPC 0004641


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.

Sessions with John were helpful. He was attentive, timely, supportive, understanding and knowledgeable. Would recommend without hesitation.

Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

John was a great therapist, who listened to my issues and always provided thoughtful answers.

Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes


Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I like John. I can relate to the gentleman and he has good skills that I use in my daily life simply because I think he uses them himself.

Written on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

John is great to talk with about masculinity, confidence and communication. He listens to what you want to work on and allows you to control the direction. He is well read and knowledgeable. Always seems to be able to recommend just the right piece of literature for self study.

Written on Aug 20, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Very friendly, helpful and always listens to my concerns and gives me solid advice! Would highly recommend John!

Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes