After growing up locally here in Edgewater, John completed his undergraduate and graduate education in South Florida. While working towards his MS degree, at Palm Beach Atlantic University, John was an Intern 12 – Step Counselor at the Hanley Center in addition to volunteering as a counselor at Christ Fellowship Church. John completed his PhD, with the American Academy of Clinical Sexology, and continued to work with the Hanley Center in their Psychology department where he was able to help those in recovery address their emotional triggers and underlying issues initiating their journey through the 12 Steps.
During his experience with rehab centers, church counseling centers and in private practice, John has had the pleasure of working with men and women of all ages from 18 years old up through retirement age. As a Christian Counselor, John believes that faith is an important part of the counseling process.
In healing mind, body and spirit all components must work together and be addressed for us to grow, thrive, learn and heal as we go through life’s experiences. As an LCPC and LMHC in both Maryland and Florida, John utilizes Rational Emotive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy in addition to teaching a variety of healthy coping skills to enable clients to break free from old negative patterns and implement healthier coping mechanisms as they move forward toward their goals.
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