John Szudera, M.S., LMFT, LCPC

Education and Training:
John Szudera M.S., LMFT-5534, LCPC-5584 received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Carroll College in 2004 and his Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling at Northwest Nazarene University in 2011. John has received training in Clinical Family Therapy under the supervision of Dr. Carolyn Golden, Adlerian Theory/Therapy from the Idaho Society of Individual Psychology, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy from the Association of Contextual Behavioral Sciences.

John is an endorsed supervisor for clinicians seeking to further their therapeutic skills by Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses. Yearly, he attends various trainings, conferences, and workshops to increase knowledge of practices, techniques, and supportive theory to better assist his client’s mental wellness and function.

Agape Counseling services are aimed at providing an environment that is supportive and safe for the client (individual, couple, or family) to explore areas of need. Counseling involves engaging in the process of exploring to create awareness and understanding of life decisions and ultimately increase the functioning of the client.

Theoretical Orientation and Approach:
John uses holistic approaches to address treatment for couples, families, and individuals. John utilizes Systems Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Individual Psychology Therapy treatments for couples, families, and individuals to address, parenting struggles, parent-child and sibling relationships, coupleship (all orientations) discourse, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, self esteem, and social skill development concerns. He believes relationships and connection are intrinsic to personal development and each person’s values are important in the development of a course of treatment based on the goals and desired outcome clients have selected. John understands that treatment and professional development are akin and ever growing; as new evidence-based treatments are learned and developed, and as they match client needs, they will be utilized for treatment.