My Approach to Helping
It is helpful to know your counselor’s background in order to begin developing a strong therapeutic relationship. My name is John G. Rowe and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Therapist, Consultant, Trainer, and Co-Founder of the In The Weeds Nonprofit. I specialize in serving adolescents, college students, and adults struggling to cope with substance use problems, major life changes, trauma, sexual violence, mood disorders, and mental health challenges.
I began my career in graduate studies at the University of Denver’s Four Corners program following my years as a mountain and whitewater guide. My career has taken me to work in correctional facilities, in outpatient treatment centers, integrated community health centers, and in crises centers. I have also served as a primary family therapist in the long term residential treatment setting and I have served as a primary therapist for survivors of sexual violence and trafficking. My recent projects have involved assisting in the development of a wilderness treatment program, consulting for a mindful virtual reality startup, and co-founding a nonprofit for kitchen staff.
My approach to treatment is collaborative and emphasizes acknowledging problems in a non-judgmental way. Concepts of \'good and bad\' or \'right and wrong\' are discarded to instead focus on developing and implementing solutions. To come to solutions, I utilize evidence-based treatment techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Motivational Interviewing. I offer my sessions in person, and via tele-video.