Rev. John Reid


About me

Hi, my name is John Reid. Thank you for considering me as your Therapist/Counselor. The five most important personal and professional characteristics that I consider necessary for a successful Counselor are: to be a good listener, to be non-judgmental, to genuinely care about people, to be professionally trained, and to be experienced.
Yes, experience is necessary. I was ordained as a Pastor in 1968 while in college. I have pastored two churches and served as a Director of Missions for a Baptist Association of 50 churches for more than 20 years. Afterwards, I began being a professional Counselor for the next twenty-two years at a Counseling Agency, a Baptist Residential Cottage serving teen age boys and their families, as a Therapist for two different Mental Health agencies, as a Therapist in the public schools, and as a BetterHelp Counselor working with US Clients from the Atlantic to the Pacific and with International Clients in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, and in North America from Canada to Mexico.
Yes, education is necessary. I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling in 1976 and used the Counselor training in my church work. I became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2007 and recently completed a four year training program in Gestalt Therapy.
While education, training, and experience are important, nothing replaces a willingness and an ability to listen at a deep human level and relate one to one.
Along life’s journey I have made some mistakes. Out of these experiences I have learned that everyone, no matter who you are or what station in life you are, makes mistakes. And I learned not to be judgmental.
All of my life experiences have taught me to genuinely care for others and the concerns they have in their lives.
I began my faith journey in a Baptist Church at the age of thirteen. I experienced a time of rebellion from the Lord in Seminary and decided to leave the Seminary and join the US Navy. Afterwards, I returned to church and through a series of spiritual growth experiences was able to return to the ministry. I had a teaching ministry on a local radio station in my county for more than 20 years. I have served in the Walk to Emmaus Community as a Spiritual Director for more than 20 years. I am now retired and do part time counseling.
Obviously the Bible is our text for Christian based living and counseling. However the Bible is not a weapon to be used to coerce.
I've been married for forty-five years. We have two successful daughters and a beautiful granddaughter.


  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 22

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video




These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rev. John Reid. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with John for 4 months

Dr Reid is a Godly therapist, great listener & very helpful - just what I needed

Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 months

Very helpful, I am very thankful.

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 months

I spent several months working with John after a series of extremely stressful situations had left me mentally and emotionally drained. Through our sessions, John was able to pinpoint the things that were behind my stress (failure to set appropriate boundaries with family and work, negative self-perception due to past trauma). He also helped me to move past the things that were impacting my view of myself, stand up for myself in situations where I was being taken advantage of, and set appropriate boundaries in a firm but reasonable way. His help was absolutely key in moving past a very difficult time in my life, and if I need therapy again, I will absolutely not hesitate to seek John out.

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