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John Bean is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with expertise in anxiety, depression, relationship issues and boundary setting, codependency, and alcoholic family dynamics. John particularly specializes in helping clients achieve their peak performance, for example, working with students to reach their highest academic potential, salespeople to identify blockages to closing sales, and athletes to address performance anxiety.
John is trained in a number of different therapeutic modalities and techniques including EMDR, a powerful tool to help facilitate reprocessing upsetting memories/events in a way that helps clients get past stuck points in their thinking or memories. John also integrates techniques from many different approaches to create an individualized treatment plan that is specifically tailored for maximal effectiveness.
John's style is down-to-earth, humorous, and non-judgmental. He works to create an honest and transparent space where clients can increase their self-understanding, address behavioral patterns, and realize positive life changes. To ensure clients find the right fit, he offers a free initial 50min in-person session.
John received his MA and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from Rhode Island College and has worked in many facets of mental health care including community mental health, emergency services and private practice.
Personal optimization - Addressing early experiences or family of origin issues that hinder us from reaching our peak performance
Achieving peak performance - Overcoming performance anxiety and self-doubt to reach personal and professional goals
Performance anxiety - Managing performance anxiety; developing skills to better cope in stressful situations
Reprocessing upsetting memories - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Alcoholic family dynamics - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation
Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Relationship challenges - Addressing challenges to setting healthy relationship boundaries, e.g., learning to say "no" to friends or family
Existential challenges - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
LGBQ and sexuality topics - Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues
Self-harm - Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting
Substance use - Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships
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John offers a complimentary 50min consultation appointment.
Private practice, 2013 - Present
Gateway Healthcare/ Rhode Island Hospital, Emergency Services Clinician, 2011 - 2014
Gateway Healthcare, Clinical Specialist, 2010 - 2013
Rhode Island College, CAGS, 2013
Rhode Island College, MA, 2011
Rhode Island: MHC00605