John S. Hurd, LCSW

John has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2014 with a primary focus on working with clients who have experienced grief or loss through the death of a loved one. Additionally, John has treated clients for their anxiety, depression and trauma which may or may not be grief related. Substance use disorders have also been a part of John’s training and practice. The clinical philosophies and treatment approaches that inform John’s work with clients include attachment theory, Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT), exposure therapy and mindfulness. John has a master’s degree in both Sociology (University of Illinois, Chicago) and Social Work (Loyola University, Chicago) and has received training in Prolonged Grief Treatment at the Center for Prolonged Grief at Columbia University School of Social Work in New York.

The dramatic changes that life brings each of us at some point can be overwhelming and stressful. John’s therapeutic goal is to assist clients during their adjustment to life’s challenges by helping them to validate and accept their thoughts and feelings, and to guide them in learning to cope and work toward new ways to think and feel about their experiences. Ultimately, clients will be able to practice healthy habits leading to better coping and feelings of self-determination.