Degrees and Certificates:

    Master of Counseling, ASU

    Master of Sport Psychology     California State University

Specialties:

     Adolescents

    Disruptive behaviors

    Mood problems

    Anxiety

    AD/HD

Ages seen:

   11 years and older

John R. Payne, LPC, NCC

After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Arizona State University, JR completed a

Masters in Sport Psychology at California State University, Fresno, and then a Masters of Counseling at

Arizona State University. He is a Licensed Associate Counselor and National Certified Counselor.

During his professional career, JR has had a diverse set of experiences working in a variety of settings,

such as outpatient clinics, specialized schools for children and adolescents exhibiting problem behaviors,

both urban and rural communities, in-home therapy, and consulting with athletes. He has extensive

training in disruptive adolescent behaviors, such as delinquency, anger, and defiance, and effective

parenting strategies. Additionally, he specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who

suffer from depressive and anxiety disorders, excessive anger, grief and loss, ADHD, life problems and

stress, and adjustment disorders. JR works with individuals, families, and groups. Currently, his focus is

on working with children 11 and older and adults.

JR centers his practice on the philosophy that every individual/family is unique and, as such, requires an

individualized approach. Combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a systems perspective, JR

approaches every session with an emphasis on collaboration, action, responsibility, and support.

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