Hello! My name is John and I use he/him/his pronouns. I am currently a student enrolled in the Masters of Counseling program at City University of Seattle and I am profoundly grateful for the varied experiences that have led me here. I am humbled and excited by the opportunity to build positive therapeutic relationships with people, because it is by building those relationships that we are able to grow. I look forward to encouraging growth in others just as much as I look forward to growth in myself. 

I was taught that every single person you meet has a story to tell, as long as you are curious, present, and engaged enough to hear it. This idea has had a tremendous impact on me and is a core belief I take with me into my counseling sessions. I am truly inspired by the power and potential for change that can come from the simple act of listening to a person tell their story. It’s my goal to provide a safe, understanding, validating space where people can tell their stories without negative barriers like shame or judgement. It is a privilege to be present with people in that space as they tell their stories.   

I believe that each person is a unique entity, with unique needs. I strive to view people as distinct, holistic selves and work to make treatment fit the client, not the other way around. I do integrate several therapeutic approaches, such as existential theory, narrative theory, feminist theory, and multicultural theory.   

M.A. in Counseling, City University of Seattle
B.A. in English Literature, State University of New York at Geneseo  

Professional Membership

American Counseling Association (ACA)


I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become.
-C.G. Jung