Rev. John Reid

LCMHC

About Me

Hi, my name is John Reid and welcome to the BetterHelp platform. Thank you for allowing me to provide you with Professional Counseling Services and thank you for considering me as your Therapist/Counselor. The five most important personal and professional characteristics that I consider necessary for a successful Counselor are: to be a good listener, to be non-judgmental, to genuinely care about people, to be professionally trained, and to be experienced.
Yes, experience is necessary. I was ordained as a Pastor in 1968 while in college. I have pastored two churches and served as a Director of Missions for a Baptist Association of 50 churches for more than 20 years. Afterwards, I began being a Professional Counselor for the next twenty years at a Counseling Agency, a Baptist Residential Cottage serving teen age boys and their families, and finally as a Therapist with two different Mental Health agencies.
Yes, education is necessary. I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling in 1976 and used the Counselor training in my church work. I became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2007 and recently completed a four year training program in Gestalt Therapy.
While education, training, and experience are important, nothing replaces a willingness and an ability to listen at a deep human level and relate one to one.
Along life’s journey I have made some mistakes. Out of these experiences I have learned that everyone, no matter who you are or what station in life you are, makes mistakes. Experiencing forgiveness is important. One can recover from mistakes and move forward. And I learned not to be judgmental. I will not judge you.
All of my life experiences have taught me to genuinely care for others and the concerns they have in their lives.
I have helped many people, adults and children, with a variety of Mental Health Issues included but not limited to: Depression, Anxiety, various Mood Disorders, ADHD, Low Self-Esteem, Marriage and Divorce, Divorce Reaction, Blended Families, and Anger Management issues to mention a few.
My wife and I have been married for forty-five years. We have two successful daughters and a beautiful granddaughter.
When doing Christian counseling, I use the Bible as a text and not as a weapon. I do not believe in using the Bible to beat people over the head with it. I believe that love in all its expressions heals.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #6678 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rev. John Reid. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by H.E. on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and bipolar disorder

He's very empathetic and interactive. Quick to respond. He's a no-nonsense kind of guy, very non-judgmental, and good for veterans. I look forward to every interaction.

Written by J.U. on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

He is great!!

Written by S.Z. on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Rev Reid truly has the heart and passion in helping people. He was instrumental in walking me through my bitterness & anxiety. He listened well and without telling me what to do, he guided me into realizing the core issue and also equipped me with tools to be better. His sharing was also pertinent which showed that he truly understood my circumstances without any judgement. I felt heard, loved and encouraged. I'm so thankful I connected with Rev Reid !

Written by I.G. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with John for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, family conflicts, and anger management

I began seeing a therapist by age 11 and continued to see a new person off and on as I grew up. I have never found someone that I felt I could connect with and receive much help from. At the beginning of this year my wife encouraged me to seek out therapy again, give it another shot, it could be different now! I was not exstatic to research who to find locally, read about their accomplishments and end up being disappointed again when I simply arrive and feel as if I am speaking to a wall.

That is until I looked into betterhelp and was connected with John. John has been everything you would not think a therapist would be. He is honest, wise and very educational. John has helped me reach my goals in controlling my anger and anxiety so much faster than nearly 12 years of therapy, this was all done within 6 months. I cannot say enough great thinks about John and I would STRONGLY recommend him to anyone. He will listen to you and give you some of the best advice, it does not feel as if you are speaking to someone who does not care about your problems. For so long I felt like therapy was just a money pit where I would throw hundreds of dollars down a drain and not see any positive outcomes.

Since my time with John I have turned my marriage around, my work and my life. Thank you John for everything you have done and for the lessons I plan on continuing to work on the rest of my life.

Written by D.E. on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Rev. Reid is an expertise in his field! He is professional, a great listener, and has great wisdom! He is an excellent resource!

Written by J.A. on May 31, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Where to start with military being a huge thing for me it’s helping me a lot with everything going on and his knowledge is great on military side for me and helps a lot better than what I have felt with in past. I was skeptical trying therapy again due to past experiences but he’s really have me different pov and I look forward to more sessions!

Written by L.U. on May 23, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Rev. Reid has been great so far, looking forward to more sessions.

Written by L.A. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with John for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

He listens to me and helps me through my negative thoughts turning them into positive thoughts

Written by A.N. on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

Great listener and offers many helpful resources and coping techniques

Written by C.H. on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with John for 9 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I first came to BetterHelp after getting a promotion at work and knowing that I needed to make some personal strides to be successful. I was matched with Rev. Reid and after our first few sessions I already felt welcomed, appreciated, and heard. John is a truly Wonderful man. He knows how to relate well with stories and personal experiences, and is very detailed in his care for his clients. Working with him has been like working with my best friend. I could not have made the strides I have so quickly without him!

I went from being single, angry, and unable to communicate my feelings, to falling in love with a wonderful person and being in a long term relationship. I’m happier, and have many coping tools to use when I need them. Thank you, John!

Written by S.A. on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

A wonderful listener and just easy to talk to about anything. Really has gotten me to slowly start thinking positively.

Written by J.A. on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I have been doing weekly sessions with John for a couple of months now. He is the first and only therapist I've ever had. I feel incredibly lucky that I've been able to work with him. He has taught me many things in a short period of time that I've been able to apply to my own daily life and make positive changes in my thinking. If you share a thought or experience that you've had with him, he will find a way to relate to you and help you more clearly articulate how to process or proceed with something. It's been a very enjoyable experience and I always look forward to our next session.

Written by G.A. on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Rev Reid (John) is an amazing therapist. After just a few sessions we were able to work through my concerns and I was able to get back to a fuller life. This is the first type of counselling I've ever done and I couldn't have hoped for anyone better than John. He has a lot of life experiences that he is able to share that helped me greatly. I appreciate all the support he has given me.

Written by J.U. on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with John for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Rev Reid (John) is the best therapist I have ever had. This is my first virtual counseling company I've used but 10 out of 10 will recommend to everyone that will listen. I look forward to my sessions, I feel respected and validated in my sessions and I always walk away with actionable steps delivered with warmth, concise but pointed questions and great observations.

Written by C.H. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with John for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Rev. Reid is an amazing counselor. I have been with him a short time but I am 100% comfortable speaking to him as he makes it that comforting. Very easy to talk to with no judgment. Highly recommend him to anybody seeking help.

Written by S.E. on Aug 22, 2021 after therapy with John for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

John has been great offering me needed advice and guidance during our sessions.

Written by R.Y. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Rev. Reid is a great listener and offers excellent thoughts and insights because he takes the time to really get to know you. This allows him to not only offer advice specific to your needs and goals, but to offer it in a context, in a language, that you'll understand. I appreciate his patience and kindness, as well as his willingness to be a bit more strict when necessary.

Written by D.O. on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I have only had 1 session with him and he was very informative and I do believe I have learned a couple of things about myself thanks to him

Written by M.E. on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Thank you for lining Rev John Reid with me to assist me. I found his counselling insightful and proving to change the way I interacted with my loved ones and saw things. The tools Rev John has given me to adjust my thought process about myself and my interactions has proven to be so helpful. I feel much more in control with my life now and have a much clearer way forward in dealing with relationship situations. Thank you

Written by J.O. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

He is very knowledgeable and comfortable. If I could work out medicare and my supplement paying for this I could continue for more months.

Written by A.D. on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I was looking for someone who was licensed AND a Christian and he is the best of both!

Work with me!