John Davis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Colorado License #993624) with a private therapy practice in Boulder, Colorado. His clientele are teenagers, adults, families and couples, ranging in age from 15 to 65. He sees his work as engaging with clients about their lives, and assisting them to ﬁnd their individual voices so that they can create a fulﬁlling life -one that both serves them and those in their communities. John has been doing this work since 1983. He has supported his clients with issues of separation and individuation, sexuality, addiction and substance abuse, cross-cultural communication, violence and suicide prevention, grief, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, compulsivity, aging parents and just plain dealing with life.
He helped start the Boulder County Intervention Program (BCIP) in both the St. Vrain and Boulder Valley School districts, working at a variety of middle and high schools in both districts from 1986 through 1997. He started his private practice in 1996. After writing several articles for newspapers and magazines and publishing the newsletter Parenteen Times, in 2004, John published his book “Don’t Take it Personally: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving Adolescence”.
He started his professional career as a 6th grade teacher in 1981. From 1986 through 1990, John was a partner in Colorado Childcare Consultants working with private and public employers to research, assess and develop programs and policies which would meet the needs of both employer and employee. In addition, he has given presentations, made motivational speeches and conducted workshops for parents, teenagers, teachers, businesses, non-proﬁt organizations and schools on topics including utilizing humor in your life and work, parent and teen issues, organizational development and team building.
John has longed joked that he was planning an imaginary cable advertising campaign with the catchphrase “John Davis -If you’re screwed up, he’s there for you!” Of course, the joke is that John doesn’t believe that any of his clients are broken. And they certainly don’t need to be ﬁxed