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John Harpole, MA, LPC, NCC

John Harpole is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in St. Louis, Missouri.

With over a decade of experience as a counselor, he is currently working as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are Domestic Violence (offender) and sexual offenders, anxiety, depression, LGBT issues, relationship issues (inlcuding premarital counseling), grief, and career issues.

In addition to being a prominent clinical therapist, John has presented at local and state conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of privacy, counselor self-care, volunteer self-care, anxiety, grief, depression, and social constructivism. 

John is an interactive,solution-focused, narrative therapist, as well as being a trained psychodynamic psychotherapist. In addition, John is a proponent of RCT (Relational Cultural Theory). His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, s/he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Missouri Baptist University
     Master of Arts in Counselor Education
University of Missouri--St. Louis
     PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision (studies)
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
     Doctor of Counseling
     (currently completing dissertation)

License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Professional Counselor (MO) (OK)
Licensed Associate Sex Offender Treatment Provider (IL)
National Certified Counselor
Certified School Psychological Examiner

Additional Training
Care and Counseling
     Post-master's 2 Year Psychotherapy Enrichment Program


Professional Activities and Memberships

American Counseling Association 2004-Present

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (Clinical Member)

Missouri Association of Mental Health Counselors 2012-Present
     Co-Chair of Membership and Publicity Committee 2014-2016