Counseling Intern


(480) 382-8140

Challenges I Work With

  • Life Transitions
  • Self-esteem & Empowerment
  • Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders
  • Couples & Families
  • Trauma, Abuse, PTSD
  • Social Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Substance Abuse & Addiction
  • Grief, Death, Loss, Bereavement
  • Divorce Adjustment
  • Adolescent Behavior
  • Teen to Adult Transition
  • Academic Challenges

John holds a bachelor’s of science in global business and leadership, a master’s of science in psychology, and is close to graduating with a master’s of science in professional counseling.  He has over 8 years of experience working with individuals and couples on self-confidence and self-worth, depression and anxiety, communication issues, family conflict, stress management, career goals, health and wellness, and more.  He has also worked with physically and mentally disabled university students for 7 years helping them secure accommodations so that they can achieve their dream of graduating with a college degree.  John’s philosophy of counseling is pragmatic and focuses on practical action steps clients can take to achieve their goals, overcome the challenges they face, and become the person they want to be.  Employing a warm and empathetic approach to helping clients change, John looks forward to meeting with clients to tackle the most difficult areas of their lives and to instill hope and empowerment in the clients he works with.

A Little About Me

I Grew Up In…

Glendale, Arizona


Family, Friends, Travel, Board Games, Drums

Favorite Books/Movie/Music/Foods/Band/etc.

Movie = Star Wars and The Matrix

TV = The Office and Game of Thrones

Book = Lord of the Rings and Strengths Finder

Food = Chocolate and chocolate

Bands = Lacuna Coil and Rush

I’m Known For…

Stopping and petting fluffy animals that might just be wandering by

Something I’m Very Proud Of

Being the first person in my family to achieve a college degree

My Greatest Annoyance

Clutter, mess, and anything unorganized

An Important Thing I Learned as a Child or Teen

You can learn from bad role models just as much as from good ones

My Worst Job Ever

Two-and-a-half weeks at Office Max stocking shelves

A Favorite Quote

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

Something I Would Love to Achieve

Traveling to every country!

One of My Favorite Games/Toys When I Was a Child

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If I Were Not Able to Use Any Electronic Devices for a Week, I Would…

Fall over and feint 🙂

Where I Work 

Scottsdale Office

8124 E Cactus Road
Suite 410
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

(602) 494-1515 Office
(602) 494-3131 Fax

Phoenix Office

3040 E Cactus Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032

(602) 494-1515
(602) 494-3131 Fax

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