John Llauget

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

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 W.O. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling 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 counseling with John for 5 months

Great listener and always has suggestions to help!

Written by K.A. on Mar 16, 2021 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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.