John Phelps


About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I studied at Florida Atlantic University where I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology (2011), and Masters degree in Social Work (2014) specializing in practice with Adults and Families. During my education I completed my internships in a Crisis Stabilization Unit (Baker Act Facility) and in a college counseling center. Since then I have continued my career as a Therapist working for a community mental health agency working with client's of all ages with diverse backgrounds. I have also volunteered at an LGBT resource center where I functioned as a peer counselor and researcher for healthcare disparities in the LGBT community. Additionally I have developed and facilitated LGBT safe zone trainings to improve support in the community.

My approach to treatment is focused treating clients as real people who deserve a therapeutic relationship that is honest, validates their feelings and experiences, and challenges them to change. My counseling style is a more laid back, and I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor, and able to "be real" with clients. I employ education as a tool alongside cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, trauma informed care, and mindfulness skills to help my clients identify and reach their goals.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #SW16997 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Written by D.R. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with John for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I had to start over with a new counselor right as I was having a breakthrough. John came in and was very patient and gracious in catching up. I value his input. He has been a great help.

Written by R.I. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with John for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

He has good advice for the current situation.

Written by C.A. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes