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John Hallock
MA, MHC
Mental Health Counselor

“Ironically, what originally got me into couples therapy was working as a divorce mediator for 10 years. That was so hard. As much as I enjoyed talking to people and drawing them out, gaining their trust and helping them work towards an agreement, I always felt I would SO much rather be helping people stay together than split up.”

John can come off as laid-back and easy going, but his self-deprecating style hides a deep compassion and curiosity. John has a gift for putting people at ease, and lets his clients know they can trust him to be there for them when things get hard. While he has a particular passion in helping couples avoid divorce and see things through, John has gathered a variety of experience from community mental health, men’s groups, inpatient care, and owning and managing a local record store.


Ask me about: Where I grew up

Ever since I was young, I've been: Curious

Favorite quote: “Listening is the willingness to be changed by what you hear.”

Favorite kind of couples: Couples who realize there is work to do and are eager to do it because they want to make their relationship the best it can be


Credentials

MA in Social Work – Westfield State University
Master of Divinity – Andover-Newton Theological School
Certified Couples and Family Mediator – Mediation and Training Collaborative
Gottman Method Couples Therapy - Level I and II
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy – Completed Externship and Core Skills
Pragmatic Experiential Couples Therapy - trained by Brent Atkinson