Hi there! I'm John, a Resident in Counseling hailing from the beautiful state of Virginia. My professional journey is fueled by a special interest in tackling LGBTQIA+ issues, relational conflicts, life transitions, and more. I firmly believe in creating a safe haven for clients to explore their concerns, and I integrate various therapeutic modalities like trauma-informed, client-centered, and acceptance and commitment therapy into my practice. Armed with Master's degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Forensic and Legal Psychology from Marymount University, I'm an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Chi Sigma Iota, an international counseling academic honor society. Before joining CCG, I honed my skills at a DC community health center, where I had the privilege of working closely with the LGBTQIA+ community and individuals dealing with chronic conditions. My experiences ranged from navigating complex trauma to supporting clients through discrimination, chronic illness, and the nuances of the coming out process. Beyond the counseling realm, you'll find me savoring the joys of cooking, exploring new destinations, delving into a good book, and relishing quality time with friends and family.