John has been a supervisor, manager and psychotherapist with LSS for the past 34 years. He has professional expertise and experience in a wide range of mental health counseling areas. While John’s theoretical framework is primarily Cognitive, Behavioral, he also is adept in and utilizes Strength-Based, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Person-Centered, Relational, Family Systems, Reality and Psychodynamic models. He also enjoys teaching Social Skills and Adult-Child Recovery principles.
He believes in the powerful dynamic of a trusting and compassionate therapeutic relationship that motivates and encourages individuals to make the often difficult changes necessary in becoming health and whole people. Wounded and hurting people on any part of life’s journey will be able to find a place of comfort and acceptance, where health change can be realized and hope and healing experienced.
Education:University of Wisconsin – Superior. MS, Guidance and Counseling (1983). University of Wisconsin – Superior. BS, Psychology (1974).
Grief and loss, children and family issues, parenting education, mood disorders, anger management and impulse control issues, relation conflicts and couple counseling, suicide prevention, faith-based counseling.