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John Oncken, LCSW

Hello! My name is John Oncken. I am a Licensed Clincial Social Worker (LCSW) in Texas. I work with trauma/PTSD, children, teens, couples, adults, geriatrics, severe mental health, anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, borderline personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder.

I like to say “I’m the friend you need, not the friend you want”. A friend you want will tell you what you want to hear, while a friend you need can be honest and tell you hard truths.

I like looking at the whole person (diet, exercise, spirituality, social support etc.) to get a better understanding of the complexities involved in each individual client’s situation. I encourage healthy habits in our daily lives that can foster better mood, health and self-confidence.

Three words to describe me:

Helper: I want to help my clients address their issues and improve their
lives any way I can. I like solving problems and helping my clients identify
solutions for their situation.
- Man Child: I have been working with children and adolescents for years. I
am young at heart and enjoy gaming as much as they do. Meeting
children and adolescents on their level can provide a safe place to discuss
difficult issues.
- Psychology Nerd: I love psychology and mental health. I have worked in
the field for over 20 years and still get excited to meet new people and
help them better understand human behavior.

I have 2 English Bulldogs, Waffles and McLovin, they definitely
keep me busy and laughing. I love video gaming, going to comic-cons, and
watching movies. I am a scoutmaster and have been heavily involved with
scouting since I was a child. I also have a PhD in General Psychology.

Favorite Quote: “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise” - Sigmund
Freud

Populations: 8+ chiildren, teens, Individuals, Couples, Famlies

Forms of Payment: BCBS, Unitedhealthcare, Oxford, Oscar, Bind, ComPsych, Aetna,CIgna, and Private Pay. 

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