John (he/him) is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling Associate (LCMHCA) with experience treating eating disorders at the inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization and outpatient levels of care. Prior to joining CAS John was a psychotherapist in a residential hospital for the treatment of eating disorders where he worked with individuals, families, and groups. John earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech and his master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University. Prior to pursuing his passion for helping individuals suffering from eating disorders, John earned a master’s degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from the Ohio State University and spent more than a decade as a senior research scientist for neurology and neuroscience departments in academic and biotechnology/pharmaceutical settings.
John believes his role as therapist is to act as your partner in treatment. His goal is to support you while together you investigate thoughts, feelings and behaviors that may be interfering with your success and happiness. John’s primary theoretical orientations are towards Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Through the course of therapy, he will work together with you to help develop new skills and alternative behaviors with a goal of helping you achieve a “life worth living”.
John finds joy in travelling, especially near the ocean, caring for his furbabies, and spending time with family.
John sees clients out of our Durham office and by Telehealth.