John Chawarika, Graduate Clinical Intern

John Chawarika is a clinical graduate intern pursuing a Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling with Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. He is an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church and has been in the ministry for 20 years in Zimbabwe, Africa. John holds a PhD in Church History and Polity and has taught at the university level for a number of years. He brings his ministry and teaching experience into the counseling space with a philosophy that is multicultural, relational and transformation-focused, prioritizing a strengths-based approach. His integrative emphasis in counseling is based on connecting with clients utilizing compassionate presence and attunement to the individual’s story and experience, offering helpful paradigm shifts leading to healing, growth and desired change. John acknowledges that each client has their own story and pain that deserves compassion, safety and care in order to be effectively explored and addressed. He is readily available to journey with clients in their goals towards wellness, joy and fulfilment.

Journeying through life with unresolved pain can prove very difficult, isolating and costly to one’s quality of life and living. Sharing one’s untold story of hurt, pain and confusion with a counselor is therefore one of the best decisions a person can make. I am available and ready to accompany you in your journey toward healing and wellness.

Career Guidance, Spirituality, Family Therapy, Sexuality, Relationships, Trauma Issues Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss

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