John M. Faust, MA, LMHC
The demands of life can feel overwhelming for all of us at times. As your therapist, I understand how grief and loss, work stress, family issues, finances, divorce and major life transitions can impact your ability to just get through the day. The therapeutic alliance is something I value greatly, a unique and incredible process which has helped make real, lasting change for many of my clients.
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Masters Degree in Psychology from Antioch University Seattle and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from St. Cloud State University. Over the past 19 years, I have worked in a variety of mental health settings including outpatient clinics and hospitals in Washington, Oregon, Minnesota, and Alaska. I have provided therapy to adults and adolescents, focusing on treating anxiety and depressive disorders, relational issues, anger management, work related stress, family conflict and substance abuse.
My approach is grounded in evidence based practices that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused therapies. Our work together will begin with a comprehensive assessment to learn and clarify your current concerns, needs, strengths, learning style and treatment goals. My approach is non-judgmental, client centered and focused on developing strategies to achieve your identified goals.
Most importantly, I believe the trust and rapport developed between therapist and client is paramount for growth. I provide individual therapy to adults and adolescents to support breaking free from old thoughts, behaviors and feelings that are no longer useful, and support individuals as they move toward a balanced, sustainable, authentic life. My greatest reward as a therapist is helping my clients explore ways to make changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope.