John Brower, LPC
Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Recovery
Teenage Adjustment issues
Compulsive Disorders - drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, pornography, etc.
Sex-related issues including: Paraphilia, Same-sex attractionGender Identity issues
General Anxiety and Depression
A Tennessee native hailing from Knoxville, John Brower, MS, LPC has been involved in the field of addiction recovery in various ways since 1999. Following an extended stay at a drug treatment facility in Brandon, MS, John found his sobriety in the city of Jackson, MS, through AA, the church, and friends all along the way. After a brief stint as a manager in a local specialty running store, John felt called to pursue his true desire: to help those suffering the trials and tribulations of compulsive disorders.
Seeking to combine the anecdotal wisdom of a proven, 12-step recovery program with relevant clinical research, John pursued his Master’s degree at Mississippi College, and quickly became involved in offering his services in the world of drug and alcohol addiction. John has worked in the IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) setting as a clinical coordinator, as well as, the PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) setting, conducting group therapy, and meeting with individual clients.
“My desire is to help those who have found themselves at the mercy of addictions, whether it be drugs, alcohol, or any other compulsivity. I want to help them be free of the restrictive bonds that are holding them back, and encourage them towards being all that God has created them to be. It is always a special thing to be a part of, to share in, their journey of discovering freedom from what can feel like an impossible prison.”
After 18 years in Mississippi, John has moved back home to Knoxville, along with his wife, and young daughter. John specializes in helping those who are struggling with compulsive behaviors of all kinds, whether it be drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, or the like. He also sees the family component as a big piece of the overall sobriety of the client, and as such offers counseling and consultation to family members. With addictions typically being manifestations of other significant core issues, John also offers therapy for victims of trauma, sexual compulsivity, same-sex attraction, paraphilia, guilt and shame, as well as dealing with mental health issues of general anxiety and depression. John also oversees our Restoring Integrity groups for men.
In addition to his clinical work, John is also an Ultra-Runner who actually enjoys running 100 Mile races!