John Torkelson, M.Div., LMFT
John is a licensed individual, couples and family therapist. He is trained in family systems, couples counseling, trauma focused therapy and childhood disorders. John enjoys working specifically with adolescents diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as those who have experienced trauma. John has seventeen years of experience working with adolescents in various capacities including teaching, mentoring and counseling. In addition, John previously worked at a treatment facility that treated both Mental Illness/Chemical Dependency and has special interest in working with the complexity of co-occurring disorders. John works to create an atmosphere in the therapy room that is comfortable and non-judgmental where adults and adolescents feel safe to express themselves and work toward growth/healing. John’s therapy style is client centered and attempts to build on the strengths of the client, helping them use those strengths to make different choices as well as develop new patterns for relating to others in their lives. His therapy approach focuses on exploring the problem in the context of the family system and on practical solutions often based on progressive cognitive and behavioral changes. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in education, his Master of Divinity and a post-graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel University.