John Holmes

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About Me

I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience working with children, adults, and families in a wide range of settings. I was licensed in California in 2000. As a therapist, I strive to develop a collaborative partnership with you to address your goals. I seek to be compassionate, non-judgmental, and accepting of those with whom I am working. I have experience working with clients who are experiencing a sense of hopelessness and helplessness, grief and loss, anxiety, the impact of trauma (sexual, physical, or military), wondering about their purpose in life, and questioning their relationships.

During a family crisis, I felt my life was heading full steam into a disaster, then Jesus reached out to me through a work associate. I received Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I've been blessed to pastor 2 churches in California and 1 in Germany Most of my time in the pastorate was spent in counseling and as a result the Lord led me into full time counseling. One of my 'go-to' verses is Psalm 32:8 "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." (NLT)

My life experiences (military, business, pastoral counseling, parent, and grandparent) provide me with the importance of overcoming the challenges that day-to-day living brings. My education includes a Master of Science (Counseling) and Doctor of Ministry (Pastoral Counseling) degrees. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Theory, and Motivational Interviewing. Will freely use Scriptural references and illustrations that relate to the client's situation.
I look forward to the opportunity of serving you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
Also experienced in:
Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #36522 (Expires: 2023-09-30)


Written by M.A. on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with John for 3 weeks

Very observant & thoughtful