John Sellars


About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, licensed in Maryland. I have been in the "people business" for over 30 years and have during the last three years served in a psychotherapeutic role. My work in the federal government was heavy in conflict management, mediation, and promoting the psychological well-being of the workforce. I am also a husband, father, grandfather, and retired military veteran with several tours to various warzones. As a result, I have worked with clients in a wide variety of trauma-related issues, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. As a man of faith, active in my church, I recognize the strength that comes from having a firm foundation on which to stand. I believe in the inerrant Word of God serves as the basis in the way we are to set our minds and live our lives. I believe people get better when they are adequately resourced spiritually through prayer, scripture reading, and fellowship with other believers.

My counseling approach is compassionate and I seek to understand the world as you see it. I believe in an empathetic, non-judgmental interaction that is designed to portray the utmost respect for you. I use an integrative style that combines cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic counseling techniques. I am trained in several trauma-specific modalities which can be adapted for this environment. In the end, what you need matters most and I will make ever effort to meet your specific needs.

You've taken one of the hardest steps already by seeking support. I'd be honored to take the next steps with you.

I look forward to working with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #LC10335 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Written by C.A. on Sep 05, 2020 after counseling with John for 2 weeks

It was a pleasure meeting with John! We were comfortable sharing our background about how we met. John opened the session with prayer and ensured us that he would continue praying for us. He was extremely professional in his approach by bringing us to a common place to share what we admired in one another. From there, we were comfortable opening up. We look forward to the next session with him. We thank God for John!