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John Perry, LPC

I am a provider at our Arlington clinic who provides therapy services in-person and via telehealth. I have a special interest in working with LGBTQIA+ issues, relational conflict, life transitions, depression, anxiety, multicultural issues, identity exploration, suicidal ideation, trauma both acute and complex, issues with the legal system, and personality disorders. They may be wanting psychoeducation around what they are experiencing, more effective coping strategies or skills, as well as a space to explore, process, and find safety in discussing any and all of the concerns they are coming in to the room for.

I believe that creating a safe environment for the client to explore current concerns, challenges, and various avenues for healthy connection with community are essential to healing and growth. I primarily find myself gravitating towards clients that can benefit from work around acceptance and values as they process grief, trauma, relational concerns, etc. I take an existential-humanistic approach to my work, weaving in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT), existentialism, solution-focused therapy, and relational-cultural therapy (RCT) as appropriate or necessary.

I think it’s so important that clients understand that therapists are people, specifically with aligning with RCT, I like to be genuine with clients and fully acknowledge that I am a person and am also being changed in the process of the professional relationship we develop over time because humans grow through our relationship with others and communities. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, traveling, reading a good book, anything that has to do with Greek mythology, and spending time with friends and family.