Crisis Clinician, LPC
John is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in the field of Mental Health for more than 18 years. He received his undergraduate degree at Boston College, and his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. John has worked as a Crisis Clinician at The Hope Center for the past seven years, and also sees clients individually for psychotherapy. He specializes in treating adults and teens struggling with depression, anxiety, mood-disorders, substance abuse, chronic illness, major life transitions, grief/loss, trauma and severe and persistent mental illness. John takes an eclectic approach towards psychotherapy recognizing that each client is unique and has individual needs. His theoretical base is insight-oriented which focuses on assisting clients in becoming aware of self-defeating patterns in thought and behavior, with the goal of breaking patterns and moving someone towards a more conscious and healthy life. John is trained in various clinically based modalities including: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Drug and Alcohol Interventions and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.