Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
For Individuals, Couples and Families
I can help you & your family with:
Parental Alienation & Family
Child or Adolescent Issues
Anxiety and Depression
Chronic Pain & Addictions
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Bio-Feedback & Mindfulness Meditation
"There are many ways of getting strong,
sometimes talking is the best way."
Andre Agassi, Tennis Professional
Sometimes your life seems "just fine". But, at times, things turn dark and can seem overly challenging.
John's gentle and heartfelt work guides and inspires you into a deeper understanding of your own life, and will empower you to take responsibility for your issues.
John Kovac is trained in multiple modes of therapy and evidence-based interventions that cater to his clients' specific context and life situation where individual goals and expectations can be realized.
Through talk-therapy and other methods of inquiry, John can help pinpoint the specific area, or areas, that you are not in balance. If needed, bio-feedback or mindfulness training may be utilized on the way towards deeper self-understanding.
John Kovac's treatment philosophy takes a humanistic and holistic approach to helping his clients improve their overall well-being.
“Helping with life’s most
Marriage & Family Therapy
John Kovac is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT).
John has over 13 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
John works in cooperation with other professionals in the community such as doctors, psychologists, teachers, welfare workers, clergy and probation officers.
Clinical services are provided in four languages including English Serbian, Hungarian, and Croatian.
Mindfulness & Meditation
John Kovac founded "Durham Mindfulness" which offers individual and group instruction on mindfulness & meditation practices.
Mindfulness is often defined as “paying attention on purpose moment by moment without judging” (Jon Kabat-Zinn). This means developing the ability to pay deliberate attention to our experiences from moment by moment.
Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overallhealth.
Through the teachings of mindfulness and meditation John can show his clients how to tap into their own inner strengths and resources that can help them make wiser decisions about their health and life in general.
With the aid of a computer, physiological processes which are otherwise challenging to perceive, are monitored and made measurable. These processes include, for example, muscle tensing, pulse, respiration or temperature.
Within the biofeedback process, Therapist John Kovac can provide a detailed report based on these measurements.
John's clients can use this data to learn to influence physiological processes in themselves.