As a Clinical Supervisor, John works closely with the clinical team to ensure that the patients of Caron Outpatient are getting the best possible care. He also maintains his work as a clinician, working with patients individually, specifically around trauma.
A key component of his work is using EMDR, a proven treatment that helps people recover from trauma and other deeply stressful life events. John is EMDR certified and is an EMDR consultant-in-training, and will be an approved consultant in October, 2023. He is a level II certified clinical trauma professional and is also trained in trauma-informed experiential therapy that includes sociometry, psychodrama, and adventure-based counseling.
He took on the position of clinical supervisor in 2021, having started at Caron as a family therapist in 2019 prior to transitioning to an outpatient therapist in 2020.
John is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. He has a Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Social Work from Marywood University.
Family dynamics cannot be separated from treatment and recovery, which is why Caron emphasizes the need for family healing. Having a systems perspective enables me to treat patients holistically—looking at the whole of who they are rather than narrowly at the addiction.”