John Orr, LPC Associate
Supervised by Stephanie Blethen Hooton, LPC-S
Thank you for taking the time to check out my profile as you search for a counselor! Effective counseling can open many new possibilities in life, but it might feel challenging to get started. It’s important to find a counselor who is a good fit for your personality, goals, and needs.
You may be seeking direction in life, feeling overwhelmed and on edge, or encountering the same struggles over and over again. You may feel isolated and alone or have complicated and difficult relationships. Loss of a beloved person or pet, the breakdown of a relationship, or career challenges may have turned your world upside down. You may feel that nobody understands you. The state of the nation or the world may be hanging over your head like a dark cloud. You may be a highly sensitive person and need help navigating the challenges and opportunities involved with this little-understood but very common trait. It may be difficult for you to be kind and compassionate to yourself. Whether you are confronted by some mix of these challenges or by other struggles, I would be honored to help you find a path forward that is authentic to who you are at your core and who you seek to become.
As someone who has benefitted in a big way from my own experiences in counseling, I know first-hand how important it is to forge a strong relationship between counselor and client based on trust, empathy, and acceptance. You can expect me to be genuine, warm, straightforward, positive, caring, and non-judgmental. You may have needs or goals that are very clear and defined already, or you may be seeking self-exploration and insight that will help you as you continue your life’s journey. While respecting your comfort level and moving at a pace that feels right to you, I will seek to get to know you on a deeper level and to gain an understanding of how we can tailor the counseling experience to best serve you.
As I worked through my own struggles during early adulthood, I found fulfillment in a career change which ultimately led to me becoming a counselor. I have over a decade of experience helping diverse people with a wide array of life challenges, including anxiety, grief, difficulties associated with being highly sensitive, loneliness, seeking purpose/meaning, life and career transitions, social struggles, family of origin struggles, and relationship difficulties.
In my personal life, I am a record collector and a huge music nerd. From my own experience, I am a believer that the arts and music can help a person to make it through hard times and to find a sense of joy, meaning, and connection. For clients who are interested, I enjoy integrating the arts and creativity into the counseling experience. You can often find me listening to tunes, enjoying nature, watching classic scary movies, spending quality time with my partner and my cat, or reading about psychology, art, music, history, mythology, and folklore.
If you are interested in working with me, please reach out and we can explore whether we would be a good fit. I’d love to hear from you!
Area of Expertise
Warm, Empathic, Strengths-based
Life transitions, Exploring meaning, Self-compassion
Highly sensitive persons, Anxiety, Loneliness
Techniques & Experience
Stephanie Blethen Hooton, MA, NCC, LPC-S
115 Kohlers Crossing, Suite 330
Kyle, TX 78640