The walls used to keep you safe throughout your life can be more problematic than the wounds they were designed to protect you against.
John specializes in a depth psychological approach that uncovers and explores the various dimensions of protective strategies (walls) that simultaneously preserve safety but also undermine growth. Most people look for therapy in times of crisis, which can serve as an opportunity to not only triage and repair a life issue, but also reexamine atrophied comfort zones and maladaptive beliefs and behaviors.
In order to reach one's goals in life, we must first review and revise unconscious outdated patterns from the first half of life that stand in the way of achieving second half of life objectives. What might have protected you in childhood can actually obstruct you in adulthood. In order to navigate through the network of hidden defenses, it is important to have a competent therapist guide you through the cobweb of childhood ideas that keep you small and stuck.
John recognizes how painful and challenging this step into exploring these realms of the psyche can be for a new patient. Change requires courage. He validates and inspires those initial steps into the murky and intimidating layers of the unconscious. His approach is gentle, easy-going, empathic, and supportive. He has experience working with a wide range of mental health conditions, including trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, grief/bereavement, and mood disorders.
John's number one priority is to bring greater awareness, understanding, and well-being to his patients' lives by restoring their mental health and life balance. He wants to help you break free from old habits and beliefs, develop healthy coping skills, and find new ways to respond to life's challenging situations.
John solely provides individidual psychotherapy. New patients will be seen for one-on-one sessions in a safe and open setting. Weekly individual therapy sessions generally last 50-60 minutes.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail - R.W. Emerson
John Beradino, M.A., Ph.D.
1015 W. Hays St. #205
Boise, ID 83072
Individual therapy can be scheduled: Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm
We can discuss a time of the day that works best for you.