John Phelps

(LCSW)

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.


Specialties

  • 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

Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with John for 10 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

John is awesome! Can’t recommend him enough.

Written by P.A. on Nov 23, 2020 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and anger management

Absolutely amazing

Written by D.R. on Sep 30, 2020 after counseling with John for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

He’s been great!

Written by K.I. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with John for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

John has completely changed the way I view my life. He has given me peace of mind knowing I can maneuver my issues with ease. He takes the anxiety out of virtual counseling.

Written by N.A. on Aug 17, 2020 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and grief

John is awesome. I love his calm demeanor, his sense of humor, and his perspective.

Written by C.O. on Aug 09, 2020 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

John has helped so much. Helping me focus on how to achieve my goals while also helping me understand why ive made some of the decisions ive made and how to recognize them before they escalate. He definitely knows what hes doing. Hes also really laid back and understanding. I couldnt ask for a better counselor!

Written by T.Y. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

John is an excellent counselor. He has made me feel very comfortable with discussing my issues with him. The exercises he gives me has helped me navigate solutions for my life and so far they have helped. I would definitely recommend him.

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

Amazing!