Why John Pederson Counseling?

counselorI began my quest in 1985 with a passion to help my mom who was an addict and alcoholic. At that time I was an Air Force officer and graduated as a Nationally Certified Drug/Alcohol Counselor. In 1988 I achieved a Masters of Science in Counseling and Guidance. My passion for people with substance abuse concerns is very high (no pun intended.) Often times a couple will call for couples counseling with concerns about alcohol or other drugs. This is especially fun and challenging for me to combine couples counseling with addictions.
I never could help my mom as she was too close to me and she never had to stop using, but my journey to help her inspired me to be a very good at drug/alcohol counseling. Couples counseling is my passion these days. I never get bored or tired of helping couples grow.