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John Self, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

I am licensed in Texas with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
“For over 20 years, I've dedicated myself to helping adults and adolescents achieve their goals and although reaching out for help can be scary, it is also the first step to reclaiming yourself. I collaborate with my clients in helping them address the issues that interfere with their daily function. I believe in each individual's right to happiness and am often humbled that I can be a part of that journey. I have spent much of my career helping those suffering from the disease of addiction as well as those healing from trauma.”
My focus is on YOU – the client. We will work together on the issues and topics that are important for your own personal change and growth.
I provide mental health counseling for individuals, couples, marriage/couples, families, teenagers, and children (ages 7 to 10).
In working with individuals, couples, and families I employ a holistic approach in utilizing coping strategies, relaxation techniques, mindfulness, guided imagery, coping skills development, parenting skills, self-esteem building, and home-work assignments.
I work with a wide range of therapy methods: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution based/focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Client-Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, ACT model, and DBT.
I specialize in the following issues: anxiety and stress management, depression, child and adolescent issues, attachment-bonding issues, self-harming behaviors, trauma/PTSD, substance use issues, grief and loss, life transitions (career, life stages and changes), caregiver stress, and military issues (family, reintegration and deployment).

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

TX LPC 72206


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for John Self. 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.

Mr. Self has helped me very much.
We have been over lots of issues I've had for the past 20 years. Great guy, good therapy environment. I would recommend all day long.

Written on Apr 29, 2024 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and compassion fatigue

John is the perfect therapist for me. I was concerned about who I would be assigned to, but he has been great.

Written on Feb 14, 2024 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

John is very easy to speak with because he is none judgemental and has so much experience professionally and personally. He often has experienced and worked through very similar challenges to what I am dealing with, and he has a very calming presence and way of helping me look at my issues from a more realistic point of view.

Written on Feb 13, 2024 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and adhd

John is a great guy, personable and puts me at ease so I can talk about my issues.

Written on Oct 17, 2023 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd