Mr. John Davis
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
John Davis is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing a powerful blend of approaches known as “Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy”. John specializes in individual and couples coaching and counseling and maintains a private practice for adolescents and adults in Delray Beach, Florida. His focus is on relationships in crisis, especially those that are impacted by traumatic early-life experiences such as alcoholism, abuse, abandonment and neglect. John regularly treats PTSD, drug and alcohol addiction and dependency, depression, anxiety and panic as well as character disorders also known as Axis II, or personality disorders. He provides clinical hypnotherapy chiefly derived from the work of Milton Erikson, Jay Haley and Virginia Satir. John has been certified in Rapid Trauma Resolution Hypnosis under the direction of Dr John Connelly at The Institute for Survivors of Sexual Violence, Jupiter, FL. He has studied broadly the clinical applications of hypnosis with Dr Doug Flemons of Nova University in Fort Lauderdale FL. John has also trained extensively in the experiential techniques of Psychodrama with Drs Dale Buchanan and Antonina Garcia. John is an approved provider for LDS Family Services in Florida, providing marriage and family counseling to members of the Mormon faith.
John is a graduate of The University of Georgia at Athens, obtaining his Master’s Degree from The University of West Georgia at Carrolton. John specializes in an eclectic mix of therapies, including Gestalt, Psychodrama, Cognitive Behavioral and Acceptance Commitment Therapy as well as a variety of hypnosis-based methods, including EMDR, trance induction and guided imagery. John is a certified EMDR practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients, guided by the groundbreaking EMDR work of Dr Francine Shapiro and Dr Bessel Van der Kolk, MD. A lifelong student of Buddhist psychology, meditation and yoga, John incorporates mindfulness-based practices into all that he does. John is an approved Open Path Therapist, signifying membership in an organization dedicated to helping as many people receive affordable therapy as possible. Open Path is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, working in conjunction with the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care.
John is an “action oriented” therapist, seeking sustained behavioral change as well as “changes of mind and heart”. His approach is to provide support and action-able feedback to help clients heal their suffering, solve current problems and shift long-standing patterns of ineffectiveness. He incorporates a careful blend of conventional and alternative approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to make use of what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, he works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
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