John Weibel, MS, LPC, CSAC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, with more of a focus on mental health struggles versus substance use. Regarding specialties, I try to not claim to be a purist of any one counseling modality, but I integrate various therapy approaches. I’ve been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), a therapy approach for treating trauma. I’ve also had training and utilize aspects of Motivational Enhancement Therapy when working with individuals on substance use or compulsive behavior concerns. Mainly, I use and value the basic counseling skills to let those I’m helping, and hopefully without hindrances, feel heard. In my sessions, I’ll ask open-ended questions, affirm emotions, reflect content shared, and summarize themes. Using these approaches and specialties, I have historically provided therapy to adults.
My Therapy Beliefs
I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship. Rapport is integral to the counseling relationship as it is necessary to build connection and trust. My approach to rapport building has been to be reliably genuine and optimistic with clients. This approach helps clients and I become effectively matched and aligned, allowing the counseling work to begin. In that work, I believe it is essential to focus on helping my clients feel heard; helping them tune in to the present moment while also recognizing their physical and sensory experience. I also work with clients to develop awareness of their relationship attachment style. Once these areas have been effectively addressed, healing and lasting change will occur.
I typically work with adults.
Please contact our office to see if I’m seeing new clients.
A Person-Centered Approach
Often times people want change but aren’t sure how to do it by themselves. At Peace of Mind Therapy, we take a person-centered approach to mental health so people can gain a deeper sense of self as they face life’s twists and turns. No two experiences are alike, but we’re excited to partner with you as your process the challenges you’ve experienced.