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John Spiesman, Ed.D., MSW, LISW

John Spiesman is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. He believes in a holistic approach to mental health that addresses the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. John has served as an educator of learners from kindergarten through graduate school for many years. He has practiced social work since 2006. John holds degrees from Lake Erie College (BSEd, MSEd), Youngstown State University (Ed.D.) and Cleveland State University (MSW).

John’s areas of expertise include working with older adolescents (17+), college age individuals and adults of all ages. John believes that one of the goals of therapy should be for a person to see a clear path to achieving life goals and dreams. This often occurs through in-depth self-study and examination, telling one's story and becoming comfortable with that story relative to a life situation. John believes that through therapy, an individual develops the confidence they need to face life with all its complications. A variety of treatment methods may be necessary to achieve the goals of therapy. John is willing to explore options best for you, based on your individual needs. John’s areas of interest include, but are not limited to cognitive therapy, solution focused therapy, depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma (ITR and EMDR), educational counseling, family and individual therapy, life direction challenges, men’s issues, spiritual issues and dream work. John also works with adoptive parents (no assessment), general parenting issues, attention

deficit disorders, self-esteem improvement, life coaching, career counseling and relationship issues. John looks forward to working with current and new clients in designing a treatment plan to meet one’s individual needs. He enjoys sitting with them, listening to their personal stories, and helping them spread their wings and soar to new heights in life.


The Behavioral Wellness Group is a counseling center providing therapy and behavioral health services and assessment including chemical dependency/drug addiction treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and other therapies. We also provide mental health or psychological assessments, and psychological,educational and bariatric testing. Providing services to the following communities in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake County: Cleveland, Ashtabula, Beachwood, Chardon, Concord, Eastlake, Euclid, Fairport, Geneva, Grand River, Highland Heights, Kirtland, Leroy, Lyndhurst, Madison, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, Painesville, Pepper Pike, Perry, Russell, Solon, South Euclid, Thompson, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, and Willowick, from our offices in Mentor, Ohio.