Provider type: Candidate
Serving: Adolescent (Ages 13+), Adult
You can trust and can rely on John to be there for you. To be the compassionate other in your life. To be with you as you explore the passages leading to the here-and-now. To find, develop, and celebrate the wealth of meaning your life holds. To work with you on your own terms and help you find the right resources for your needs.
John can help individuals struggling with many issues, including stress, trauma, depression, isolation, disconnectedness, confusion, anger, anxiety, and loss of meaning. He helps people discover their strengths and develop a plan to achieve wellness. His therapeutic approach involves affect regulation and mentalization, which use psychoneurological science as their grounding. Modalities he draws from include Attachment-based, Spiritual Counseling, CBT, DBT, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Jungian, Jungian Active Imagination, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Narrative, Neuropsychological, Person-Centered, Positive Psychology, Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT), Solution-Focused Brief (SFBT), and Wellness-Strength-Based Therapy.
John earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University and a Ph.D. in Language and Literature from the University of Colorado. He also has Master’s degrees in literature and social science from the University of Chicago. He’s worked extensively with STEM outreach at high school, college, and university levels and computer science and information technology during my career, and I have a strong orientation toward health and recreation as part of mental health. I have written several books on computers, math, and game development.