John Sovec, MA, LMFT
I am a therapist, coach and counselor in Pasadena CA who will help you to reconnect to the things that matter in your life. More than just talk therapy, you and I will work together to uncover the blocks that are keeping you stuck and open up new paths of understanding that will help you to create the life you desire.
When you arrive at my office, centrally located in Old Town Pasadena, you will experience a truly unique therapeutic environment. Some days we may sit and focus on the narrative of your life, other days we may do art projects to unlock your thought process, or even take a walk around to stimulate the process of sharing. Yoga, reading, awareness exercises and meditation are other tools that I invite into our work together.
So, what makes all of these processes work? It is my training as an alumnus of Phillips Graduate Institute where I primarily focused on a Post-Modern Narrative approach to therapy. This style recognizes you as the expert of your life experience and creates a collaborative and respectful approach to the work.
This collaborative style is highly effective in developing you as an agent of change in your own life even when you are feeling flooded by depression, anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, and stress.
And of course, I really enjoy working with teens. I have received additional training in school-based therapy, positive adolescent development, teen addiction, and non-violent communication which I bring to my work with adolescents.
I am also a nationally recognized expert on the coming out process for LGBT teens and I work with both teens and their families to ease the experience and open up channels for communication and understanding.
My office is an affirming space for the LGBTQ community for individual, family, and couples work
It’s time to experience your life!
Fun Facts about John
- I teach yoga
- I am owned by a Great Dane
- I am a voracious reader
- I have been skydiving
- I am a fantastic baker
- Traveling is my passion
- I find nature very nurturing and get out hiking whenever I can
- I was born in Hollywood CA
- The Great British Baking Show makes me happy
- I enjoy going to concerts and seeing live music performances
- I rode and jumped horses when I was younger
- Game nights with friends make me happy
- Yes, that was me on Shahs of Sunset