Individuals and families are experiencing life at a mind numbing pace. Stress-filled, chaotic living takes a toll on intimacy, relationships, as well as spiritual, physical and mental health. As a professional counselor, speaker and writer, John knows how to help you get a grip on your life, and your relationships. Using an upbeat, entertaining, but direct approach, John shows you personal , practical, biblical solutions for daily living.
John Thurman is a unique counselor who combines real life principles and practical insight that help people learn how to overcome obstacles and set backs they may have experienced in their personal lives, relationships and businesses. He is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Marriage and Family Educator, Speaker and Writer.
His mission is to provide practical, reality-based counseling, consulting and training to individuals, couples, parents, teens, churches and businesses. John uses a Cognitive Behavioral approach that emphasizes personal responsibility, hope and faith to overcome the challenges that life can sometime throw at you. He is a "Marriage Friendly" therapist who helps couple sort through issues and rediscover the love they once had. His style is upbeat, high energy and direct style combined with truths from the Scriptures to assist people in their life journey. John’s teaching and training style flow from his desire to see men and women have a real-world relationship with God. Check out some of his articles.
John is also a weekly contributor to Sage Women's Magazine, be sure to read over his articles in Relationship Rx
As an international trainer and speaker, John's clients have included The Navigator's, Talbot Theological Seminary, Emcore Inc., CLASS Leadership Training, The North American Mission Board, The International Mission Board, the Presbyterian Health Plan, The Association of Marriage and Family Ministries, Wells Fargo Bank, Starbucks, The Northwest Baptist Convention, The Nazarene District of New Mexico, The New Mexican Baptist Convention, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
As a consultant, John helps individuals learn to live in their strengths, gaining a sense of mission and purpose in their life journey.
As a nationally credentialed Crisis Incident Response Specialist, and DART (Disaster Assistance Response Team) member John provides professional training for small businesses impacted by workplace violence, natural disasters and trauma. John's article Five Things Leaders Need to do in a Crisis has helped many business owners learn more about Strategic Leadership in Crisis times.
John is a certified Leading from Your Strengths Trainer. In this capacity John helps church and business leaders and organizations develop the natural strengths of their team members.
John has a Masters of Divinity and a Masters in Counseling. He is a retired Army Reserve Chaplain who served in the first Gulf War, serving at the US Army Burn Unit, Brooke Army Medical Center. John is also a graduate of the FBI Citizen's Academy. He has worked in both the nonprofit and corporate world.
He and Angie have been married for over forty years and they have two adult children. A native of Fort Valley, Georgia, John has lived in New Mexico for over twenty years.
John has a private counseling practice that it affiliated with Christian Therapy Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is available for traditional appointments, telephone consultation.Christian Therapy Services provides a full range of behavioral health services to include counseling, psychiatric services as well as church and business consulting.
As a counselor, John focuses on helping people overcome depression, effectively manage anger, reduce stress, enhance relationships, and build marriages. He is also a alumni of the FBI Citizen's Academy and a member of the International Positive Psychology Association. John is a Certified Leading from Your Strengths Trainer. John is a member Sagebrush Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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