Last edited 10/26/2022
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Rational Emotive Therapy (REBT), evidenced-based theories that are both practical and effective in treating every mental health, and substance abuse/addictive issues. Once identified and understood, negative thoughts and actions can be changed/replaced with more positive and productive behavior. It focuses on the present, or practicing ‘mindfulness, (avoiding ruminating over the past, or worrying about the future). These learned skills “can help you with negative emotions such as anxiety, depression, guilt, anger, substance abuse/ addictive & self-defeating behaviors, such as aggression, unhealthy eating, and procrastination;” obstacles which prevent attaining a more satisfying, and balanced lifestyle, while reaching your personal and career goals.
I firmly believe in consistent practicing the Golden Rule; “treat others fairly, with dignity and respect, as equals, non judgmental, based on the “content of their character” and potential. My philosophy and personality are a reflection of my values, and world view; in a word, integrity; and my therapeutic approach, is a coaching and motivational style, to support and encourage clients to reach their full potential. I view my career choice in counseling as a calling, based on my gifts of a “pastoral” nature, as a leader, facilitating change through teaching effective coping strategies such as Cognitive Behavioral Skills, establishing and maintaining trust, which is the foundation of any healthy relationship, so that clients may find a more balanced life, a road map for recovery.
Spirituality & religion based issues
Young Adults (18-24)
- Florida, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, SW10938
Florida International University
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. John Watts, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is John Watts accepting new clients?
Yes, John Watts is accepting new clients.
Does John Watts accept insurance?
Yes, John Watts accepts insurance, including Aetna, AvMed, Cigna EAP, Florida Blue, HealthAdvocate, Humana, Optum, Oscar Health, UMR and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).
Does John Watts offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Florida can book John Watts for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does John Watts offer online therapy?
Yes, John Watts offers online therapy to people in Florida.
How quickly can I see John Watts?
John Watts typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does John Watts speak?
John Watts conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with John Watts online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with John Watts online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.