John Choi, MA, LCPC

A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, John is a graduate of CACREP accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s program at Wheaton College where he also completed a B.A. in Philosophy. His area of focus include anxiety and depression, grief and trauma, and life transitions. He values past experiences walking alongside adolescents, college students, and adults in individual and group counseling settings. Additionally, he has worked with men resolving past traumatic events. Clients find in him a personable and understanding listener, attending to the unique aspects of each person’s life experiences and personal context. Consistent with the view that therapy should be tailored to individual needs and differences, he takes an integrative framework of treatment by combining the best of various theoretical approaches including psychodynamic theory as well as cognitive-behavioral therapy. He is also trained in Level 1 Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), which is an evidence-based intervention that helps supplement talk therapy through experiential, mindfulness exercises (See blog post below.) His clinical interests in bereavement and existential issues has led him to work on a research project at Wheaton College regarding successful aging, investigating how older adults have managed losses, relationships, and ended careers and life well.

Often clients face complex situations and immense uncertainty. Yet, I have also seen that we can heal from hardship and adversity, and find hope and meaning in the process of our recovery. In working with you, I desire to join in confronting loss, pain or anxiety at your own pace. I believe in the power of collaboration for discovering inner resources for change. It is my hope to hold a space for growth and healing, being a trusted confidant with things that matter most in life. 

 Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma, Men’s Issues, IFS Therapy, Multicultural, Spiritual Issues

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Read John’s Blog Posts: Racial Trauma: Emergence into Social Consciousness; Racial Trauma, Part II; Insights from IFS Therapy: What part of you is running your life today?

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