John R. Payne, LPC, NCC

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Arizona State University, JR completed a
Master of Arts degree in Sport Psychology at California State University, Fresno, and then a Master of
Counseling at Arizona State University. He is a Licensed Professional 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 using an integrated healthcare model, 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 and experience with depressive and anxiety disorders, anger management, effective

parenting strategies, disruptive adolescent behaviors, grief and loss, life problems and stress, AD/HD, and
adjustment disorders. JR works with individuals, families, couples, children that are 12 and older, and groups.

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.