John Watts, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults. He provides individual, couples, and family therapy by utilizing an empathic, strength-based approach that allows him to have a greater sense of his client’s emotional experience. He helps his clients cope with negative thoughts and behaviors that may hinder relationships and overall quality of life by also combining evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy with motivational interviewing. He believes in providing a collaborative and supportive environment to maximize the therapeutic experience and identify what strengths and resources his client’s have to create the meaningful change in their life that they are seeking.
In his private practice, Mr. Watts conducts psychotherapy with individuals with a variety of complexities some of which are challenged with anxiety, depression, adjustment and health challenges and interpersonal struggles. His areas of specialty include bereavement, substance-abuse counseling, codependency issues. He is proud of the work he does with first responders and military personnel and also helps clients deal with career transitions and retirement. In addition to working in private practice as a licensed psychotherapist, he has nearly 20 years in working in the addictions field conducting individual, group, couples and family psychotherapy working at detoxification and substance-abuse programs.
Mr. Watts received his Master’s degree in social work from Florida International University and was the Vice President of Phi Alpha National Honor Society. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southeastern College and was a member of Alpha Chi National Honor Society.