John Sholar


About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with 20 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with individuals and families on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, grief and loss, and relationship issues. I use an interpersonal, relational approach in the counseling process with the goal of facilitating change through improved and enriched relationships. And I believe in the call to, "Bear one another's burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ", whether in the counseling relationship or life in general.

I am thankful to have received my counseling degree from Reformed Theological Seminary, as the program focused on instilling counseling skills with a Christian world view. I have experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, community mental health agencies, and call centers. My counseling approach draws influence from Person-Centered Therapy and Object Relations Therapy, as I believe that aspects of those approaches mirror the gospel message. And I also use Solution Focused Therapy for very specific needs or goals. I believe there is always hope for a better, more fulfilled life regardless of past circumstances or broken relationships.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #MH 8074 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Written by E.R. on Mar 03, 2020 after counseling with John for 4 months

The Lord has used John as an instrument for me to take back control of my life. He has helped me sort out and label buried emotions and feelings. He has been a guide in so many ways. He is a blessing for my life today. I’m forever grateful. Our God is awesome