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John C Phelps, LCSW

"True healing is not the fixing of the broken, but the rediscovery of the unbroken. The unbroken is strong, resilient, and whole, even in the face of trauma."
- Bryant McGill

ABOUT

ABOUT

As a therapist, my specialization lies in working with individuals who are queer, neurodivergent, and have experienced trauma. I approach therapy from a holistic perspective and reject the deficit model of mental health. With training in CBT, DBT, and solution-focused therapy, I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each individual.

I am a firm believer in social justice and have a history of working in LGBTQ services and advocacy. As a sex-positive and kink-positive therapist, I recognize the importance of exploring and embracing all aspects of identity, and strive to create a safe and supportive environment for my clients to do so.

My approach to therapy is grounded in respect, trust, and empathy. I work collaboratively with my clients to create a safe space for them to explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Together, we will work towards improving their mental health and wellbeing, while also honoring their individual experiences and identities.

I have a deep appreciation for the role of spirituality in mental health. I bring a unique perspective to therapy that values mindfulness, self-awareness, and personal growth. I understand the importance of finding meaning and purpose in life, and I am committed to helping my clients tap into their own sources of inner strength and resilience.

If you are seeking a therapist who values your unique experiences and is committed to helping you on your journey towards mental wellness, I would be honored to work with you.

EXPERIENCE

I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been practicing in the field since 2011. During my education I completed my internships in a Crisis Stabilization Unit (Baker Act Facility) and a College Counseling Center. Following these I entered into the Field as a therapist in community mental health serving primarily lower income families from a variety of backgrounds. Since then I have continued my career as a Therapist working with client's of all ages with diverse backgrounds.

 

I have also volunteered at an LGBT resource center where I functioned as a peer counselor and researcher for healthcare disparities in the LGBT community. Additionally I have developed and facilitated LGBT safe zone trainings to improve support in the community.

Like many others, the Covid-19 pandemic forced me to change how I was practicing in this field. I shifted my work to a telehealth platform and have seen the real value that remote work can bring in terms of accessibility to care and connecting communities across distances that would have previously been a barrier to care.

SPECIALTIES
  • LGBTQIA+

  • Gender and Sexuality

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Life Transitions

  • Peer Relationships

  • Relationship issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Spirituality

  • Stress Managment

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MORE ABOUT ME

I bring a unique perspective to my work. I am a queer, neurodivergent, gamer who happens to be a trauma survivor and a therapist. I understand firsthand the challenges that can arise from navigating different identities, and I am passionate about helping others find their own paths towards healing and self-discovery.

My own experiences with trauma, including being adopted and having survived a narcissistic relationship and sexual abuse, have given me a deep appreciation for the resiliency of the human spirit. I believe that it is possible to not just survive, but to thrive, even in the face of adversity. And as someone who has personally benefited from therapy, I am committed to helping my clients find hope and healing in their own lives.

In addition to my professional training, I draw from my own life experiences to help my clients feel understood and supported. I know firsthand how important it is to have a sense of community and to feel like you belong, especially when dealing with the effects of trauma.

I believe that we are all unique individuals, and that the journey towards self-discovery and healing is a deeply personal one. I am honored to be a part of that journey with my clients, and I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where they can explore their thoughts and feelings without judgment. Together, we can work towards finding the inner strength and resilience needed to face life's challenges and create a sense of belonging and purpose. I look forward to working with you on this journey towards healing and self-discovery.

EDUCATION
  • Florida Atlantic University, 2010

    • B.A. in Psychology

  • Florida Atlantic University, 2014

    • Masters in Social Work

L I C E N S E
  • LCSW #SW16997

V A L U E S

As a therapist, I deeply believe in the interconnectedness of individual growth and social change. I am committed to promoting social justice, gender and sexual equity, anti-racism, and dignity and respect for all people. In my work, I value the importance of supporting each person's exploration of their own values, meaning, and sense of purpose, while also recognizing the impact of the larger systems and structures that shape our lives.

I believe in the power of building connections and fostering a sense of community and belonging, both within therapy and in the world around us. While these topics may not be the primary focus of our work together, I recognize that our understanding of self and others is always influenced by these lenses, and I am dedicated to bringing these perspectives into therapy to promote growth and healing. Together, we can work towards creating a world that reflects our shared values of inclusivity, respect, and social justice

SERVICES

SERVICES
T H E R A P Y    S E R V I C E S

I provide individual therapy for clients using a variety of modalities including CBT, DBT, Trauma informed care and solution focused therapy.

 

I currently offer sessions either through Zoom or over the Phone. Sessions are available on the hour, Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Sessions are typically 50 minutes long and most client's book once weekly.

 

I require sessions to be booked at least 48 hours in advance, and I ask for at least 24 hours notice for cancellations. Cancellations without advance notice may incur a cancellation fee (see below).

 

Sessions may be booked through text, e-mail or - for follow up appointments - during the previous session.

F E E S

My full fee is $150 per session (50- 60 minutes)

$75 cancellation fee for no shows/insufficient notice

Other professional services (report writing, telephone consultations lasting longer than 10 minutes, attendance at meetings with other professionals, and time spent performing any other non therapy service) will be charged at same rate as sessions but may be broken into 15 minute increments

Sliding scale (discounted) fees may be arranged based on need prior to beginning treatment

L E T T E R S   A N D  
D O C U M E N T A T I O N

Many Client's require some documentation or letter's of support over the course of their treatment. I am willing to provide such materials however only for established clients who are consistent and participating in therapy or have successfully completed therapy with me.

All requests for documentation will be completed during a normal session to ensure accuracy and include client feedback.

At this time I do not provide letters for emotional support animals.

P A Y M E N T    M E T H O D S
  • At this time I am able to accept the following insurances through Headway:

    • Aetna

    • Cigna

    • United Healthcare UHC/UBH

    • Oscar Health

    • Oxford

  • For "out of network" insurances I am happy to provide a super bill for you to seek possible reimbursement from your insurance provider

  • Self pay (out of pocket) costs may be paid via Venmo

CONTACT

CONTACT ME

If you are ready to get started on your therapy journey, or if you just need more information to see if we are the right fit for each other, please feel to reach out via Phone or Email. I am available Monday through Friday 10:00 AM through 7:00 PM and usually can get back to you within 24 hours during these times.

E-MAIL

PHONE

561-271-7832

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