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 three most important personal and professional characteristics that I consider necessary for a successful Counselor are: to be a good listener, to be non-judgmental, and to genuinely care about people.
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 three 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.
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
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 , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCMHC #6678 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
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
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
He is very knowledgeable and comfortable. If I could work out medicare and my supplement paying for this I could continue for more months.
I was looking for someone who was licensed AND a Christian and he is the best of both!