John Guthrie (he/him)

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I'm a psychologist who is passionate about helping people who are suffering and desiring to grow into their best selves.

Clinical Psychologist in Pasadena, CA

About My Clients

I help adult individuals whose lives are adversely impacted by one or more of the following: compulsive sexual behavior (also known as sex/porn/love addiction or out of control sexual behavior), intimate partner betrayal trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, difficult life transitions, post-traumatic stress, and other difficulties. I also help couples healing from infidelity and/or overcoming other relational problems, and I facilitate group therapy for recovering sex addicts.

My Background and Approach

As a licensed clinical psychologist and rehabilitation neuropsychologist serving individuals, couples, and groups in California, I treat a wide range of issues. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), I am sex positive and specialize in compulsive sexual behavior, partner betrayal trauma, and relational recovery. Besides my experience with psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches, I am also trained in EMDR therapy, the Trauma Resiliency Model (a somatic therapy), and clinical hypnosis. I routinely incorporate other therapeutic perspectives and interventions as well, such as parts work, mindfulness, and spiritual integration. EMDR therapy has proven to be especially helpful because of how trauma (whether the so-called "big T" or "little t" kind) commonly underlies a range of symptoms, not just for people suffering from post-traumatic stress, but also depression, anxiety, relational problems, and compulsive sexual behavior.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe humans are infinitely fascinating and wonderfully complex. I therefore take a thoughtfully integrative and holistic approach to therapy and operate within a biopsychosocial-spiritual framework as I invite intersubjective engagement with the whole person. Bearing in mind the overlap between the following terms, my work is informed by many helpful models, including but not limited to attachment theory, the adaptive information processing model, systems theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and transpersonal psychology, while I remain ever curious about the ways each individual uniquely transcends the models, for no model is perfect or all-encompassing, but some are very useful in the pursuit of healing, transformation, and growth. More important than models, the therapeutic relationship is the greatest agent of change, as all of us are profoundly social beings, "wired" to connect and thrive accordingly. I look forward to connecting with you.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $200 - 425/session

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