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John Kinnaird is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Fort Collins, Colorado. John works with adults and seniors.
For 30 years John has partnered with clients to provide a safe place to create lasting change in their life. He works with trauma, PTSD, relationship conflicts including narcissistic abuse, anxiety, and addiction recovery. John is passionate about empowering people to uncover their own inner understanding to increase mental clarity and self-compassion. This work informs the goals and strategies to move life towards peace, health, success, social connectedness, and authenticity.
John's style is integrative and relational. He has training in Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Hypnotherapy and Neuroscience. John applies the best approach for each client's unique goals. He prioritizes a safe and relaxed atmosphere that incorporates education, humor and storytelling. From this secure place, clients build a collaborative plan to reduce emotional pain, identify specific goals, and improve difficult life situations.
Clients learn life challenges provide the opportunity to build mastery over emotional reactions while fostering self acceptance, confidence, and meaningful connections to themselves and others. Many clients see dramatic improvements in their lives in 1 to 3 months and sustained improvements thereafter.
John earned his Masters of Social Work from Arizona State University. He has certifications in Hypnotherapy and EMDR that are used to enhance client's progress. Outside of practice John lives an active life. John loves time with family, travel, weight lifting, outdoor activities and music.
Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma
Years of Experience: 26 years
Mindful Transitions, Owner, Therapist, 2019 - Present
Project Self Sufficiency, Program Director, 2017 - 2021
Reflections for Youth, Executive Director, 2013 - 2017
Reflections for Youth, Clinical Director, 2007 - 2013
Mindful Transitions, Owner, Therapist, 2006 - 2012
EMDR Institute, EMDR II, 2005
Arizona State University, Master of Social Work, 1998
University of Wyoming, Bachelor of Science, 1992