About Me

Whatever difficulty brought you here I believe I can help. My approach to counseling focuses on what you want your life and relationship to look like. Together we will explore the differences between the life you want and the life you have. I will encourage, support and listen to you as tell me about your struggles. I will trust and respect what you have to say without judgment. Together we will evaluate how your relationship can improve and you can better meet your needs. Whatever hurt is causing stress, anxiety, anger, or depression we will come up with behaviors that will be more fulfilling for you and your spouse. Before you start working with me though, I need you to answer a question. Are you willing to put your marriage/relationship before yourself? Relationships are difficult and when they get damaged they can be difficult to fix if the people are blaming one another. My approach will work to heal your relationship but the relationship must come first.

My approach is a form or Cognitive Behavioral therapy called "Reality Therapy". It focuses on what you as the client want and evaluating how to get it. Reality therapy places a high importance on relationships and the role they play in our overall happiness. In this case the relationship is with a significant other, but it can be another person, group of people, or a role/organization like a job. Past experiences are important in shaping who you are but what you do in the present and future is the focus for change. Most importantly, If you work with me I can teach you the knowledge and skills to improve your relationships overall happiness for the rest of your life.
I look forward to working with you! -John


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801092609 (Expires: 2022-04-01)


Reviews

Written by M.E. on Nov 13, 2020 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Trustworthy counsellor that makes you feel very comfortable throughout the session. Very good at listening and makes you feel heard and understood. He has a “fresh” approach that is easy to follow in day to day life. Would absolutely recommend.

Written by A.N. on Sep 18, 2020 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

John is being very helpful. We only had 2 sessions so far but we learnt quite a lot. So far so good

Written by B.R. on Jul 05, 2019 after counseling with John for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Great guy!! There’s no judgement. He knows his stuff and listens attentively.

Written by L.E. on Apr 30, 2019 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

This is my wife and my first counseling session and John eased us into the conversation. My wife and I felt comfortable enough to talk about some pretty tough things and it was helpful to have John guiding us along the way of our first session. Hopefully, future sessions prove to be as productive as this one.