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 can 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 six 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 this bio gives you a brief idea of who I am. If you have any questions, please ask.
Counseling since 2006 and licensed in 2009, I work with my wife who is an LPC with 30 years experience. Before entering the counseling profession, I worked in several other professions which gives me a broad range of understanding of people's lives. Both Janet and I experienced challenging childhoods. Janet lost her father to a heart attack when she was 11 and I lost my mother to suicide when I was 18. These and other events inform our understanding of suffering and how it is a transformational process.
Doctorate of Ministry in leadership and spiritual formation (Portland Seminary).
Masters in counseling (Regent University).
Masters in psychology with a specialty in health (Walden University).
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.
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.
My wife and I are both licensed counselors. Being married and counselors give us an extraordinary opportunity to explore the dynamics between husband and wife. Also, we approach counseling with a Christian world view of grace and forgiveness.
In addition to seeing people in our two offices, I see people through a HIPAA compliant online video chat.
Contact me, and let's get started.
Dr. John Raymond ReachesWinchester VAVienna VA