MEET JOHN

I’m here to help you create your ideal private practice. I’ve learned a ton of lessons the hard way and there’s no reason you should do the same!

I launched my first private practice, John Clarke Therapy, as an unlicensed therapist with zero connections in San Francisco, CA during a time in which professional counselors were extremely new and unrecognized in California. I grew my practice in what is undoubtedly one of the most competitive private practice markets in the country. I poured my time and energy into what started as a part-time practice to eventually a full-time, lucrative job with a steady caseload of private-pay clients only while still only working 15-25 hours a week.

Learn more about why I chose private practice, and how I got to where I am with my business now.

I moved to Charlotte, NC in the summer of 2016 and within a few months of arriving, launched Charlotte Counseling and Wellness (which I’ve now grown into a group practice) and had 6 private-pay clients booked for the first day that my doors were open.

I’ve personally trained with Dr. Aaron Beck and Dr. Judy Beck of the Beck Institute for CBT, and am trained in EMDR by the EMDR International Association. I was a member of a consultation group with existentialist Dr. Victor Yalom, and received years of personal therapy from one of the world-renowned Dr. Irvin Yalom’s protégés. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and an executive leadership coach with BetterUp, a San Francisco-based startup that partners with Fortune 500 companies such as Facebook and FitBit.

My coaching style is warm, casual, and upbeat. I love helping therapists succeed in private practice.

Book your first pre-consulting session with me to start learning exactly what your next steps in growing your business should be.