John Llauget

(M.A., Ed.S., LMHC)
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About Me

Welcome to BetterHelp . I commend you in reaching out to our platform for assistance. We are established professional counselors working with people with a variety of issues. Our mission is to make counseling affordable , accessible, and convenient. My name is John A. Llauget. I hold a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Educational Specialist degree from University of South Florida. I also am licensed as Mental Health Counselor in Florida and licensed as Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama. My career in mental health began in 1977 working in a psychiatric hospital ; and later as outpatient therapist in a community health center working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. I also worked as an employee assistance counselor (EAP), school counselor, associate professor at international university, and court evaluator for guardianship cases. For the last 20 years , I worked as cancer counselor with population of oncology clients helping them cope with illness, stress, and emotional issues. I've maintained an interest in martial arts, using traditional Okinawan karate to help clients develop self esteem and self control. Later as I worked with the elderly, I taught Qigong ( body/mind exercise ) and meditation classes to improve the health of my clients. My therapeutic style centers around getting to know a person better and talk more explicitly about issues before making any therapeutic recommendations. I also am a strong advocate for teaching ' tools' for coping with stress and emotional difficulties. I've also gained training in trauma treatment because we know now that it is prevalent in our life experiences. I value compassion, persistence, and patience in working towards change. Please call or text if you have any questions. I check my messages twice daily; once in am and once in pm. But I am unavailable on Sundays. I look forward to working with you. Research suggests that you will know if you are with the 'right' counselor after two sessions. I value your time and want to use it productively.

Sincerely, John


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 39

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #1494 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with John for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and anger management

I think I may not have persevered through this process without having a therapist like John. His manner if friendly and engaging, while still professional and backed with a thorough understanding of his vocation.
Throughout my sessions with John, we were able to discuss the framework and tools to address those issues I had brought up, all the while keeping me focused in a way that didn't feel like "homework". I came away from every session with fresh, productive thoughts and goals, reinforced by John's reassuring guidance and positive approach. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking help.

Written by N.A. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with John for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

John is a fountain of knowledge, optimism, and support. He is funny and kind and a wonderful listener. John’s counseling methods and skills have helped me, my mental health, and my private life immensely and I am forever grateful to have come across his profile on this site. Better help is better for having John as one of their counselors. Thank you John!

Written by N.A. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with John for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

John has help me through so horrible times and has always kept things positive and been real with me. Easy to talk to and open up too and I would refer him to anyone I know

Written by A.U. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with John for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

John is an incredible counselor and human being. His knowledge and expertise have been an invaluable resource for me while learning to cope, manage and overcome my anxiety. His methods are straight-forward, practical, and insightful. I feel more confident, self-aware, and compassionate now than I ever have before thanks to John's guidance.

Written by I.S. on Jul 18, 2021 after therapy with John for 7 months on issues concerning depression

John is very approachable and easy to talk to. He provides support and shares skills and knowledge in a very accessible way that help me to take short term practical steps and long term strategies to improve my overall wellbeing.

Written by P.R. on Jul 08, 2021 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

John is very knowledgeable, sensitive and funny. Extremely helpful and each session with him very helpful.

Written by J.E. on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with John for 5 months

John has been such a knowledgeable, encouraging guide on my continuing journey towards self-acceptance. He is respectful, genuine and friendly. I felt like he really listened to the problems and questions that I had and offered resources, tools and encouragement to do the necessary work. John also has a wonderful sense of humour and it was a pleasure to talk with him.

Written by N.E. on May 21, 2021 after therapy with John for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

John is great. I'd never done any kind of counseling before, but he make me comfortable enough to discuss things I've never talked to other people about before. He's a very personable guy and easy to trust that he has my best interests in mind.

Written by S.A. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with John for 8 months on issues concerning eating disorders

I have worked with many counselors over my lifetime and can wholeheartedly attest that BetterHelp matched me with someone who was correctly aligned with my needs. John is sincere, present, and mindful and we easily connected. His demeanor allowed us to have a space of mutual respect and honest conversation. John heard "me" and carefully listened to all I needed to get out of my head.

With John's guidance, I learned how to identify the "habit-loop" I've been in for decades and reframed how I perceived success and failure. We got to the root of "why do I self-sabotage", "why do I (fill in the blank)" and transitioned to "how do I implement safe-guards and the new skills I've learned into my every day life".

John made it clear that I was the one that did the work. My transformation into the person I've become was due to the effort and dedication that I put into it. Not only is John a sincere and authentic counselor, he is a human being dedicated to doing his part to improve humanity one person at a time.

Written by N.I. on May 19, 2021 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

John has guided me through a very transformational and challenging time. His grounded unwavering support has helped me tremendously. Reflecting on the last three months I'm starting to see changes in myself I didn't know I needed and my partnership is growing stronger every day.

Written by W.O. on Apr 07, 2021 after therapy with John for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coaching

I am a 40-year old entrepreneur that has had too many things on my mind for too long. Business, family, personal issues and recent unfortunate life events resulted in a level of complexity that was hard to manage on my own. I struggled with sleep and a general low sense of wellbeing for a few years now. After a few months of weekly calls with John and his guidance sleep has improved and I am regaining my confidence in my abilities to conquer anything that comes my way. I would recommend talking to John if you are running a startup and feel overwhelmed. He has vast knowledge ranging from mindfulness and CBT to even organizational behaviour and is able to help in different situations.

Written by E.R. on Mar 27, 2021 after therapy with John for 5 months

Great listener and always has suggestions to help!

Written by K.A. on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with John for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

John is extremely helpful and attentive. He gave me a lot of gems to help with my stress and anxiety and he took the time to help get to the root of my problems. Absolutely the best counseling experience I’ve had!

Written by J.A. on Jan 14, 2021 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

A very understanding and reassuring counsellor. I have only had two sessions so far but I already feel comfortable with John and know he is helping me.

Written by R.A. on Jan 14, 2021 after therapy with John for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

He’s wonderful

Written by J.O. on Dec 24, 2020 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

The experience has helped me get help I feel great talking to someone feel comfortable talking to John he is cool guy thanks for your help

Written by J.O. on Dec 07, 2020 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

John is a very good listener. After just one session I can see that he has my best interests in mind and is starting to work with me to find techniques to manage my mental health better. I would definitely recommend John to anyone needing a person to listen.

Written by I.V. on Dec 05, 2020 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

John explained me a lot of things, what helped me to move forward. And for this few weeks. I feel more confident about myself. Thanks a lot!!!!

Written by D.A. on Dec 02, 2020 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

John has been exceptional throughout the time I have worked with him. He's ability to understand the root cause of an issue and then prescribe appropriate treatments is second to none. I was apprehensive about starting this experience, but within minutes of our first session, I felt relaxed and just extremely grateful to be working with someone like John. I could not possibly recommend him any higher.

Written by L.I. on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and anger management

John has been such a wonderful help to me in a time where I felt lost and overcome with emotion and anxiety. I appreciate his approach and the breadth of knowledge he shares. They've helped me in many areas of my life.

Written by B.I. on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

John is extremely friendly and helpful. I was struggling for a long time trying to deal with past anxieties and a relationship where I was causing some problems due to this. John coached me through this and within weeks I was already doing better and progressing. Thank you John!

Written by S.A. on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Really liked John's approach of starting with goals , as it helps to see what all I have achieved in long term. And his suggestions on books were really helpful , those were completely relatable to my situation.

Written by A.B. on Oct 27, 2020 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes

Speaking with John is a pleasant experience, he knows his work well.

I would highly recommend him

Written by E.M. on Oct 06, 2020 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, and adhd

John’s approach to healing through alternative techniques like qigong and meditation is perfect for me. Being with him makes me feel instantly calmer.

Written by P.A. on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and bipolar disorder

John is a great counselor who offers actual techniques for managing stress, anger, and more. During our first session he helped me to create a list of three things to easily do when I’m in a moment that upsets me—mind-body connection techniques. His approach is balanced and he always listens first.

Written by J.O. on Sep 17, 2020 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

John is very patient and respectful for what I am looking for in help.

Written by D.I. on Sep 16, 2020 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

John has been fantastic to work with and a huge help. Highly recommend him

Written by A.D. on Sep 12, 2020 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Very helpful and knowledgeable. Will recommend , well already have!

Written by A.N. on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Had my doubts about seeing a therapist via webcam, but after meeting John, his understanding, sincerity, and professionalism quickly changed my mind and made me feel safe. He’s highly recommended

Written by R.A. on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

John is great. He keeps me proactive and not ruminating. Which is really what I need most.