Whether you have a relational or parenting challenge that you would like help with, or a pain, hurt, or experience to process, you are looking for RESULTS! Therapy is a process that is able to help you approach these challenges in your life in a safe, understanding environment and help you get the results that will enable you to be a happier, healthier individual, couple, or family.
About Mr Kane
Mr. Kane has over 11 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families. He has a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary and is registered with the State of California as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Mr. Kane works with a private group practice; Silicon Valley Therapy and works under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Lucking, LMFT License #: 97696
I am a family man, a husband and father. I love the outdoors, backpacking, the beauty of nature and all living things. I grew up in South East Asia, I love to travel, and I appreciate and learn from many different cultures.
Philosophy of Counseling:"What you believe about the world will determine the way you live your life." -AW Tozer
Values matter, they define our lives. In therapy, I will support you in clarifying your values such that you are able to have congruence between your thoughts and emotions. I respect your autonomy and your uniqueness as an individual, couple or family. I will support you in the process of making choices for yourself, relevant to the challenges that you came to therapy for, in order to help you become a more fulfilled and satisfied individual, couple, or family.
On Trauma: "Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain, it comes from being weary of pleasure." -Ravi Zacharias
I walked the streets of Thailand for 16 years and I saw many evils. There are few evils left in the world that surprise me. Whatever you have been through, I am here for you. And while no one desires to suffer, there can be meaning in some suffering. If you are seeking therapy for trauma or suffering you have experienced, I will support you in the process of grieving or working through that trauma. I will support you in overcoming the hold of the suffering or evil on your life so that you can have meaning and fulfillment and live a more free life that is not held back by the trauma or suffering. Most important, I will be a safe, understanding, listening ear, a place where you can release the pain.
If you are feeling empty or bored with life, I will support you in the process of finding meaning that brings you fulfillment and realizes your potential!
"Conflict is the precursor to intimacy. Without conflict, intimacy does not occur in relationships. How the conflict is managed when it occurs, will determine if the relationship draws closer together or is torn asunder." -unknown
Whether you are a couple wanting to resolve issues of conflict and achieve intimacy, or a parent struggling with your child, therapy can empower you to learn and use relationship skills that will overcome barriers in conflict, leading to greater intimacy in order to support you in achieving the relationship you desire.
As a therapist, I take an integrated approach, drawing on theories, techniques, and strategies from many different counseling models and theories. I also draw from life experience and years of experience providing coaching and counseling services to individuals, couples, and families.
I present some simple ideas above about my philosophy of counseling. I know that there are often no simple issues or challenges and I take a flexible, empathetic, and understanding approach where I really listen to you about your struggles and your needs in order to support you in a way that is directly tailored to your needs. I will always be a safe place for you to struggle and work through anything.
John Kane Reaches
Clients throughout California