Welcome to episode 60 of the Sexology Podcast, my guest today is John Webber, LMFT. In this show, John talks about looking at relationships through the lens of evolutionary psychology, monogamous relationships v non- monogamous relationships and why many therapists don't talk about sexuality.
John is an existential-humanistic therapist rooted in a psychodynamic approach. He believes that a great deal of the issues that bring individuals, couples and families into counseling stem from the need to regulate emotions, accept feelings and decide how they choose to meet them. He promotes the therapy room as a safe, non-judgmental place in which clients can discuss their thoughts and feelings and explore more healthy paths for their lives.
John and his wife are raising three teens. This rich family experience, along with the challenges all families face, guides his work. He has enjoyed volunteering as an assistant scoutmaster (BSA), and as a coach of boy’s and girl’s baseball and softball teams. In his free time John practices self-care by following his interests of reading, gardening, meditation, swimming, writing poetry, podcasting, walking his dog and attempting a new venture as an author.
John held positions in academia and the media industry for 25 years, including; adjunct professor, news director, creative advertising director, and television and film producer. In 2006, he was nominated for an LA Area EMMY Award for a documentary on pediatric physical therapy.
John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. He completed a psychotherapy internship at The Jewish Family and Children’s Service in Long Beach, CA. In addition to leading counseling groups at a psychiatric hospital, John has a private practice in Hermosa Beach, CA
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