University Education

Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University. Specialization: Clinical Work with Individuals, Families, and Groups

Master of Divinity, Wilfrid Laurier University. Specialization: Psychotherapy and Spirituality

During the course of his Master's degrees, John maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA and learned the following therapeutic approaches:

Advanced Post-Graduate Training

Following graduation, John has pursued advanced training in EMDRCBTACT, and DBT.

Personal Healing Experience

John has also undergone his own healing journey, which has included:

  • 6 years of his own counselling with therapists who specialized in CBT, EMDR, Psychodynamic Therapy, IFS, and Family Systems Therapy

  • 12 years of meditation practice

  • 12 years of studying psychology, world religions, and spirituality

  • 8 months of living in monasteries around the world, including the Taizé Community (Christian) and Plum Village (Buddhist)

  • 5 years as a member of Al-Anon, a 12-step group for families and friends of alcoholics

  • Walking across Spain (800km) on the Camino de Santiago