John Codd, LCSW, CADC is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified addictions counselor. He holds a masters degree from Loyola University in Chicago and specializes in shame, substance abuse, mood and anxiety disorders, plus family and identity issues.

John has worked as a therapist in many areas of practice (inpatient, outpatient and schools) for more than 20 years and has experience working with individuals, adolescents, couples and families – helping clients find solutions to a wide range of challenges – and helping them change patterns that no longer work for them. John recognizes that each course of treatment is personal and unique. He is committed to establishing open and collaborative therapeutic relationships, offering a safe, nonjudgmental, supportive environment for growth and change.

John works with each client to determine unique treatment goals that respect their rights to self-determination. He believes enhanced self esteem, improved coping skills and a more informed decision making process are the foundation for a less conflicted, more joyful and more authentic life. John offers an integrative approach beyond traditional therapy — including mindfulness-based interventions and clinical hypnosis — to build and support an individual’s self awareness and regulatory skills. John’s unique skills can help clients better recognize and use a range of responses to life’s challenges.

In his spare time, John practices tai-chi and meditation. And when not doing these things, there’s a good chance he’s enjoying science or mystery fiction.

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