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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
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Depression

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), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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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 has been amazing through my current struggles!

Written on Mar 05, 2024 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

“My guy John” (as family and friends know him) and I have been discussing life and managing my mental health for about a year now, and I am truly so thankful I started with BetterHelp. He’s been a great listener and problem solver when needed. He gives good tips on managing my anxiety and perfectionism tendencies and is always available. He gives honest feedback, is very affirmative when necessary, but also challenges me and my ways when appropriate. We discuss many things and he’s easy to talk to. I appreciate his outside perspective and reframing methods. I’ve become an advocate for therapy because of my awesome experience with him.

Written on Mar 07, 2023 after therapy with John for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

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

JT was awesome! Being a first timer with counseling I was extremely nervous to start this process and open up about my deepest insecurities. JT put those fears to rest and provided me with tangible strategies to implement right away. I immediately noticed a difference in myself and have become a better person, husband, and father as a result of this.

Written on Jan 27, 2023 after therapy with John for 3 weeks

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