LCPC, CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Working for the past ten years as a Professional Counselor has afforded this author the opportunity to work with a diverse population with a wide range age of clients, from ten years old to ninety - two years old with a variety of Mental Health diagnoses.
Over the past five years working as a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor working in residential and local community counseling venues has permitted the writer to work on specializing with older children and adolescents with neurocognitive and neurodevelopmental diagnosis of autism and intellectual developmental delayed who had experienced sexual and physical abuse within the home, school, and the community by trusted caregivers and families.
Through these experiences with children, adolescents, adults, and families John has achieved certifications from ATSA to work with sexual offenders and abuse victims in trauma, play therapy , sand therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy for depression, insomnia, and pain management.
For the past 4 years to present , John has been working with combat veterans who have PTSD and TBI, with the Veterans Administration as a Trauma Licensed Professional Counselor and Veterans Health Administration as the Director of the Eugene Vet Center specializing in treating combat trauma veterans using Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
The listed experiences above have built John's interest in clinical psychology, neuroscience and cognition research and treatments to help decrease PTSD symptomology and increase quality of living with the combat veteran population.