John started working with clients in 1996, and he received his license in 2003. One year later, he opened his own practice. He has dedicated his career to working in the field of mental health and helping his clients overcome barriers to achieving their goals and, ultimately, helping them to improve their quality of life. John enjoys working with those who live with anxiety disorders, such as social anxiety, panic disorders, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety. Other areas of special interest to him are depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), life transition issues, and work stress.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, John sees working with his clients as a privilege where he is welcomed into their inner experiences. He appreciates the opportunity to help people who struggle with solving issues on their own and finds it rewarding to see people make positive changes and learn new life skills. He enjoys sharing the journey with his clients who are on paths to improving their lives.
John uses a combination of empathy and evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness. He practices compassion to ensure that his clients feel respected and understood while working to be goal-oriented, skills-based, and structured.
Outside of his work with clients, John loves to travel, go to indie films, hike on the beach, and try new restaurants.
Education and Professional Affiliations
B.S. Psychology – Fordham University, New York
M.A. Counseling Psychology – University of San Francisco
Post-Graduate Training – Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Post-Graduate Advanced Training (OCD Treatment) – International OCD Foundation Behavior Therapy Training Institute
Certified Diplomate – Academy of Cognitive Therapy
License numbers: MFC 39800 and LPCC 317