As a Licensed Professional counselor and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I have over 35 years experience. I have worked with all age groups across many dimensions, including outpatient, inpatient, residential, and emergency hospital settings. Areas I have worked with include, but are not limited to are depression, anxiety, relationship issues, communication issues, addictions, dependency and anger management. I generally take a cognitive behavioral approach, but do not limit my approach, but tailor my treatment to the individual client needs. I am generally laid back and very accepting in nature, but I also will be direct when I feel it is needed. I also like to instill some humor in therapy, but only when appropriate and not at the clients expense. It takes courage to reach out to someone for help, and I will support you in your endeavor. I believe therapy is about change, and it will take motivation and action on the client's part to make that change. But I will be there to support you in the process.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Dysfunction, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701005527
MT LCPC BBH-LCPC-LIC-1326
John is a great guy with a logical and more traditional viewpoint of the world.
Written on Sep 29, 2023 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
John is great. He listens and always figures out a way to help relate.
Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with John for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management
John is a great therapist. He provides great guidance in helping me navigate my issues and learn how to address them.
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with John for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
John’s support and perspectives are rooted in decades of experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds. Working with John has been refreshing. He is respectful and understanding while calmly nudging me in the right direction. And because he has seen it all, I trust his advice and insights on sensitive matters.
As a middle-aged divorced professional, I was seeking a mature and seasoned “sanity check” on my approach to dealing with my former spouse on matters affecting our college-aged kids. I am grateful that BH connected me with John and highly recommend him to prospective clients.
Written on Aug 11, 2023 after therapy with John for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning compassion fatigue, and coaching
John is easy to talk to. I like that he also enjoys humor and that he is willing to ask the hard questions. I want to improve, and I like that he pushes for that. The humor element helps keep heavy things easier to talk about. He sends resources to review on my own time and is very responsive to messages. I can message him things that happen during the week so I don't forget to discuss them during our video sessions.
Written on May 17, 2023 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
John had been a wonderful therapist and very insightful. I would recommend him to anyone.
Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with John for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd