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
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Infidelity , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #SW16997 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
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.
He has good advice for the current situation.