Hope - there is hope. I work with couples, men women, and teen guys who are looking to live a faith-filled balanced life. I help people identify the two components of hope - 1) plan and 2) the belief the plan can be accomplished. Using hope as the basis of my work, I am able to help people deal with past hurts, current pains, and relational issues. I also offer HIPAA compliant online video counseling. JohnandJanetRaymond.com
Seeking help from a stranger can be a confusing and possibly a fearful endeavor. Generally there are 6 reasons people do not seek help - treatment fears, fear of emotions, anticipated risk, self-disclosure, social norms, and self-esteem. All of these reasons are valid, they are there to help establish boundaries-boundaries which may have been violated in the past while at the same time make seeking help even more difficult in the present.
My hope with this bio is to give you a brief idea of who I am.
I have been counseling since 2006. I was licensed in 2009. I work with my wife who has been a therapist for over 28 years. Before counseling, I had various jobs; Army SF radio operator, USPS clerk, electronic technician, and health food store owner are to name a few.
Growing up I thought everything was great - well - kind of - my mother completed suicide when I was 18. I started seeking help for myself when I was in my late 20's. I'm in my 50's now.
I have a masters in counseling from Regent University, a masters in psychology with a specialty in health from Walden University, and I am currently enrolled in a Spiritual Formation and Leadership Doctorate of Ministry program at George Fox Evangelical Seminary.
I have several fields of interest which I will name a few.
I treat men, women, and teen boys with sexual integrity concerns.
I work with couples.
I work with adults and adolescence with anxiety, depression, grief, personality concerns, attention issues, and spiritual concerns.
For the past 8 years I have been researching and working with couples where one or both experienced childhood sexual abuse.
How I work:
I incorporate family systems therapy (even with individuals), education, and Christian values to help individuals and couples discover and experience the fullness of God's work in their lives.
I have worked with Ft. Belvoir's Chaplin's Family Life Center, McLean Bible Church Counseling Center, and facilitated groups with New Life Live and Everyman's Battle.
My wife and I are both licensed counselors. Being married and counselors gives us an extraordinary opportunity to explore the dynamics between husband and wife. In addition, we approach counseling with a Christian world view of grace and forgiveness.
In addition to seeing people in our 2 offices, I see people through a HIPAA compliant online video chat.
Contact me and lets get started.
John Raymond ReachesWinchester VAVienna VA