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John William is Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) with clinical experience working within community mental health setting(s), private practice and residential treatment. John William embraced his calling to become a therapist while serving as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem in Florida’s 11th court district (Miami-Dade County). He is passionate about collaborating with adolescents and families in developing therapeutic goals that facilitate positive relational changes. As an allied AAMFT mental health professional, he has worked with LGBTQ+ youth and families of diverse formations.

John William received a BA from Rutgers University (NJ) where he majored in Psychology with a focus in Early Childhood Development and Education. He achieved a MS in Family Therapy with a concentration in Infant Mental Health from Nova Southeastern University in 2015. John William has completed coursework that warrants PhD. candidate consideration in Couples and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University (a COAMFTE accredited residential program). He has received extensive supervision and training in strength-based models such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Collaborative Therapy and Narrative Therapy.

In addition to John William’s clinical training in strength-based models, he has completed training in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Neuro Affective Relational Model (NARM); hence, his strength-based approach integrates clinical practice and research informed by these models. While utilizing a cultural and diversity lens, John William considers possible developmental trauma or intergenerational trauma experienced by his client(s) when exploring their unique challenges and predicaments. Many of the teens he has worked with experienced Adjustment Disorder, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Use Disorder and C-PTSD. And his clients have possessed unique strengths, resources and capacities that invited a process of healing and positive relational changes. He believes adolescents (and families) have the capacity and agency to build a life that matters.

Utah and the surrounding western states offer a breath of opportunities to connect with nature. John William recently moved to UT to enjoy outdoors and engage in seasonal activities (i.e., skiing) that will invite meaningful experiences with his close friends and family. He enjoys attending concerts, theatrical performances and live sporting events. Also, he loves to experience local culture through dining and community-based-activities.