John grew up in California and earned a degree in communications from Humboldt State University after which he earned his master’s degree in clinical mental health from UW-Oshkosh. He is currently in the midst of his residency at Samaritan where he will complete 3,000 hours of supervised counseling and earn his licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) and substance abuse counselor (SAC). He especially likes working with college students and other adults who are in transitional times in their lives. John helps them discover their unique purpose and unpack any trauma that might otherwise manifest itself in unhealthy coping mechanisms. Working together, he especially likes diverting people from excessive alcohol or drug use before it blossoms into serious AODA issues.
When not at work, John enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing, and shooting skeet.