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 EMDRCBT, and ACT.


Personal Healing Experience

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

  • 5 years of his own counselling with therapists who specialized in CBT, EMDR, Psychodynamic Therapy, IFS, and Family Systems Therapy
  • 10 years of meditation practice
  • 10 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 addicts
  • Walking across Spain (800km) on the Camino de Santiago