John Souchak


About Me

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 7 years of experience. In my couples counseling experience, I have worked with issues of parenting, communication, and stage of life challenges (death, loss of a job, new pregnancy or child, or moving). At times, the work is for two partners to rediscover each other. At other times, it’s about expressing deep feelings for the first time and finding healthy outlets for these feelings. At its core, my work is ultimately about honoring one’s self and honoring other in relationship, (re-)discovering relationship strengths, and building awareness of communication styles.

How do I work with you? After we’ve built some trust, I might sit with you as you process deep emotions, staying where you are and offering some reflections. At other times, I will listen and offer insights, observations, and suggestions. No matter what alliance we create together (deep listener, mentor, coach, etc.), I will treat you with the utmost respect, remain curious, move at the pace you need me to move, and help you build confidence to step into the changes you want to make.

My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, Jungian, and Gestalt approaches. However, these approaches are ultimately ways to look at the challenges you are facing more than a prescriptive set of interventions. As we work together, I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Control Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #116681 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Written by E.T. on Jul 15, 2021 after counseling with John for 9 months on issues concerning relationship

John is an absolute savior and a brilliant counselor.

Written by J.U. on Oct 21, 2020 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I appreciate the messages I receive from my counselor