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John Widmer, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Depression
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About me

Hi there! My name is John, but everyone calls me JT. I've been a therapist here in Ohio since 2008 and I have expertise primarily in addictions, depression, and anxiety/stress. I have a masters degree in clinical counseling from Cincinnati Christian University and I love what I do.

My counseling style is relaxed and non judgmental, while also not being afraid to gently confront clients when contradictions are noticed. I'm well trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, and more.

I look forward to

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

OH LPCC E.0501359-SUPV


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for John Widmer. 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 (J.T.) has been so awesome and helpful at a time in my life when I just wasn't able to pull myself out of anxiety/depression alone. I wouldn't have stopped meeting him if it wasn't for me moving out of state/beyond his licensure territory. Would recommend him for sure!

Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with John for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

Fantastic person to talk to, gives you the feeling you are talking to a friend.

Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

John is fantastic! Couldn’t ask for better!

Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

John is an excellent therapist. I was a more than a little skeptical to give better help a try but I cannot begin to explain how relieved I am to have been matched with John.

Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I’ve tried therapy before and never saw a benefit from it until I started with John. I looked forward to my conversations because he gave me a space where I never felt judged, and always felt validated. I cried, I laughed, and took his advice and was able to incorporate it into my life. He supported me, made me see the good in myself, but also brought behaviors to light that I could work on. He is a great therapist and I would highly recommend!

Written on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with John for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

JT is an excellent counselor. He’s always there to provide a quality external opinion. He responds to messages fast and really listens. He’s also able to break down parts of situations very well to help me better understand them. Highly recommend.

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd