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.
- Stress, Anxiety
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Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy
LMHC #1494 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
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.
Great listener and always has suggestions to help!
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!
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.
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
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.
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!!!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Speaking with John is a pleasant experience, he knows his work well.
I would highly recommend him
John’s approach to healing through alternative techniques like qigong and meditation is perfect for me. Being with him makes me feel instantly calmer.
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.
John is very patient and respectful for what I am looking for in help.
John has been fantastic to work with and a huge help. Highly recommend him
Very helpful and knowledgeable. Will recommend , well already have!
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
John is great. He keeps me proactive and not ruminating. Which is really what I need most.