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JOHN SZUDERA, M.S., LMFT, LCPC

Owner & Clinical Director
*John offers online therapy for Idaho & Montana, as well as in-office therapy in Billings, Montana*

Education & Training

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Carroll College in 2004 and my Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling at Northwest Nazarene University in 2011. I have 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.

As an endorsed supervisor for clinicians seeking to further their therapeutic skills by Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses, I attend various trainings, conferences, and workshops to increase my knowledge of practices, techniques, and supportive theory to better assist trainees.

I created Canopy Behavioral Health to serve others in 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.

I am licensed to practice in Idaho and Montana.

Theoretical Orientation & Approach

I use holistic approaches to address the treatment for couples, families, and individuals. Systems Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Individual Psychology Therapy treatments are utilized for couples, families, and individuals to address  coupleship discourse (all orientations), traditional as well as non-traditional relationships (poly/ENM), neurodiversity, autism, anxiety, depression, ADHD, parenting struggles, parent-child and sibling relationships, and social skill development concerns. I am a firm believer that 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. I understand treatment and professional development are ever growing; as new evidence-based treatments are learned and developed, and as they match client needs, they will be utilized for treatment.