John Edwards (he/him/his)

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Accepting Clients

Utilizing Brainspotting to help you transform your life. Heal your brain and body and experience transformation in your life.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA

About My Clients

Have you been thinking "I should really do something about my current life?" If yes, then let's work together to help you break unhelpful patterns that involve anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addictions/substance abuse or marriage/relationship problems. If you're looking to transform your life, that is, accept yourself, achieve those dreams that you've put off, and create an amazing fulfilling life then you've got the right profile. It's never too late to start or start over.

My Background and Approach

Our brain and body have internal resources to heal, recover, and thrive. Have you spent time trying to change internal narratives by talking about them over and over with little results? For example "I am not good enough" "It's my fault" "Worrying about everything" "Trying to cope in all the wrong ways" "Trying to make meaning of awful experiences" Your internal narratives are the result of emotional imprints in your brain and body that developed from lived experiences. It is programming that emerged to help you survive and keep you safe. Negative narratives prevent our healing, growth, development, and living a fulfilling life. Healing your brain and body from past emotional pain leads to the transformation of the narratives. You change the story that you tell yourself. With healing and emotional transformation, the brain opens up a world of possibilities for amazing success, happiness, and contentment. I use Brainspotting to help you transform your life. Call today.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a Black, gay, Caribbean man and former Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) who is a graduate of two Seventh Day Adventist schools. I know about trials and tribulations. I am a real person in counseling sessions with the ultimate goal of helping you become the best version of yourself. I have a great sense of humor and I do have some stories. The vast majority of the time you'll forget that you're talking with a therapist although ever so often I do make a therapist's face. We will work together to help you transform your life. I believe therapy should be helpful. I use the leading-edge psychotherapy modalities of Brainspotting, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Internal Family Systems, and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) to help you heal and recover from trauma and other negative experiences. I am a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist, which means I can help you get your relationship back on track.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Wellfleet
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 34 years of practice
  • Rate: $325 - 450/session


510-213-9284 Email John
2939 Summit Street
Suite 203
Oakland, CA 94609

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