Licensing Regulations and Credentials
Associate of Applied Science – Texas State Technical College – 1987
Bachelor of Science – University of Central Texas – 1993
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology – Tarleton State University – 2012
Member of the Texas Counseling Association (TCA)
Licensed Professional Counselor – State of Texas
In 2004, following 20 years in a technical field, John identified a desire to transition to a full-time career that involved working exclusively with people. During this time, he was part of a church planting team in China Spring, Texas, leading home groups and serving others in the community. In 2008, John enrolled in graduate school and began to actively pursue his future career as a Licensed Professional Counselor. His practicum counseling experiences included performing individual and group counseling within a church setting, facilitating substance abuse groups at Mission Waco’s Manna House inpatient treatment facility, and serving as a counselor at the McLennan Community College Counseling Center. John believes that positive change for clients is most likely to occur within the context of a genuine, accepting, and supportive therapeutic relationship. He utilizes a theoretical integration of several prominent counseling theories and approaches, including Person-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution Focused, Choice Theory, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). John works with individual adults and adolescents, helping them deal with a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and relational issues. He is experienced in providing marriage/couples counseling, and has a strong desire to empower and equip clients to improve the meaningful relationships in their lives. John currently provides counseling services as an LPC with Abounding Aspirations, under the supervision of Shelly Rogers-Sharer, M.A., LPC Supervisor.