I am a clinical social worker. licensed in Michigan. I've been working as a therapist for the past four years, supported by my previous ten years as a professional social worker. I have served individuals and families (children, adolescents, and adults) in community, outpatient, and residential settings. My skills have assisted clients manage a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, and, interpersonal conflict.
I believe that therapy is the most impactful when clients and their therapist work together, as equals, to create an environment built on authenticity. Shared humanity, client insight, and evidence based approaches drive treatment forward, reducing barriers to success and enhancing client strengths. My approach to treatment is trauma informed and combines person centered cognitive-behavioral therapy with the skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. I often seek to incorporate adventure and experiential approaches into treatment. Life is an adventure, why should therapy be any different?
I want to help people reach their goals, and create the kind of life they want to live.
I look forward to connecting with you and exploring the ways I can help.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Narcissism, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801108655
John is the best therapist I've ever had!
Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with John for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Excellent and helpful so far
Written on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes