John Gingles earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Education from McNeese State University in 1989 and a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University in 2011. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has worked primarily with adults struggling with substance and behavioral addictions since 2012. His work in addiction recovery has encompassed a wide array of related issues including trauma, anxiety, grief, codependency, depression, self-esteem, anger management, stress management, and relationships issues. John understands that life can be very challenging at times. He views counseling as a unique helping relationship based on trust, understanding, and compassion that can provide people the opportunity for change, support, growth, and healing.