John Mann, LCSW
Psychotherapy Services Offered:
– Individual – Couple – Family
– Therapy for children, adolescents & adults
– Supervision, consultation for LCSW’s & MFT’s
I hold a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, South Carolina and a Masters degree in Social Work in New Orleans (‘77). I have been licensed by the State of Louisiana (‘80) and by the State of California (‘90). I have extensive work experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings with all age groups. For the past twelve years I have worked as a therapist with the Riverside County Department of Mental Health in Temecula, CA; and, for the past three and a half years I¹ve worked at Whiteside Manor- an inpatient Social Rehabilitation Facility for substance abusers in Riverside, CA.
My current belief is that most people come into treatment because of troubled relationships- perhaps secondary to substance abuse or another compulsive behavior disorder. Getting “better” will therefore mean examining those relationships and looking at how (and sometimes why) clients contribute to their own unfulfilling relationships. If alcohol; another drug; or a compulsive behavior disorder is present then that will need to be addressed upfront. For some, an investigation of one’s past may be useful or helpful; but for others, a focus on how they continue to maintain their less than optimal functioning in the present may be all that is wanted. Over the years, I’ve evolved into becoming a much more active therapist-passively listening and automatically affirming client’s appeals to me less and less.