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John Ward, LCSW

Addictions Anger management
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor specializing in individual and group therapy [mental health and substance abuse. I have held social work/substance use counseling, as well as providing those services in various state government positions.

I have over 20 years combined experience as an addictions counselor and clinical social worker, and is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients.

I am an interactive, strengths-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges utilizing their latent strengths. I integrates cognitive and reality-based techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Men's Issues, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CT LCSW 6597


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

John Ward has helped change my life. His perspective on life from his valuable experience has helped me see things in my blind spots I have never thought to look at. He always spoke with grace and truly put in the effort to talk with me and help find the answers to questions I’ve been asking myself for many years now. Thank you BetterHelp & John Ward.

Written on Feb 12, 2023 after therapy with John for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Dr Ward helps provide different perspectives and ideas to help me

Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

John’s a totally relatable guy with high emotional intelligence and great bed side manner. Non judgmental and great listener /advisor .

Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I clicked the wrong box on question 2, should have been “strongly agree”

Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

John is an excellent therapist. He’s easy to talk to really knows how to teach you how to take care of yourself. He has helped and continues to help me get through stormy times in my life. Would highly recommend him.

Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Offers every line of communication possible, very patient and down to earth.

Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief