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About Me

I received my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Associate of Arts in Christian Counseling all from Liberty University online over a 10-year span. I am a National Certified Counselor – NCC- 1140403 endorsed by the National Board of Certified Counselors.  I completed my practicum and internship through New Options for Violent Actions (NOVA),  one year of professional experience with Colonial Management Group (CMG), along with Behavioral Health Intervention Center (BHIC) and completed my provisional licensed supervision under Anderson Counseling and Consulting group for 2 years. I started my own private practice, A Talk with John Counseling and Consulting, PLLC in 2020. I am also President of the Black Male Therapist of Charlotte (BMTCLT) Board of Directors.

Outside of my professional endeavors, I find fulfillment in my roles as a husband of 20+ years, father of 5 adult children, and 9 grandchildren. I cherish quality time spent with my loved ones, nurturing strong bonds, and creating memories together. I am commitment to family values and relationships serving as a source of inspiration in both my personal and professional life.

Overall, I am a dedicated mental health advocate, passionate storyteller, and loving family man who continues to make a profound impact on the lives of others through counseling, speaking engagements, and writing.

 My education and background have prepared me to conduct individual, couple and group counseling sessions with both children and adults. I have had the privilege to work with people of all ages, genders, ethnicity, religions, sexual orientations and races. 

  • Family Counseling

  • Couples Counseling

  • Individual Counseling

  • Men's Support/Issues

  • Intimacy and Relationship Issues

  • Parenting and Family Issues

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Eating Issues

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Addition and Recovery

  • Pain Management 

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Spirituality

  • Gender Identity Support

  • LGBT Counseling

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Other Issues 


Knowledge to Wisdom

Here is this thing about knowledge, once it is gained it becomes wisdom.
It only becomes wisdom when it is activated and used to improve life.
However, once it is gained and not activated, it simply becomes a part of your internal conflict.
Imagine knowing what to do and refusing to do it and then being upset with the results.
I knew better, is probably one of the worst things a person can say,
when they have to deal with something they could have prevented.


A Talk with John Counseling and Consulting, PLLC

Therapy for Individuals, Couples and Families

Charlotte, North Carolina

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