Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Life Coach · Master's (Wilfried Laurier University, 1998)
Psychotherapy Provider (Social worker (clinical)) and Complementary/Alternative Service (Life coach)
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Member of Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
I am a registered clinical social worker, individual, couple and family psychotherapist, ADD specialist and life coach.
Since my university years, my focus has been on turning individuals, relationships and families around -- equipping them with the skills and ability to make their lives healthier.
I enjoy working with mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, addiction. I have extensive training in specialized areas of counselling/coaching (but not limited to): Couple and Family Child, Adolescent and Adult ADD/ADHD, Anger Management/Conflict Resolution, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Abuse, Spousal and Family Violence, Wounded/Injured Emotional Healing, Psychiatry, and Mental Health, Alcohol/Drug Abuse, Learning Disabilities, Employment Issues, Vocational/Career, and Spirituality.
Primary Practice Location
199 Snowdon Cir.
Markham, Ontario L3P 7S7
Phone: (905) 944-1711
Fax: (905) 944-1911
Extended office hours: weekends
My unique counselling/coaching helping style is highly praised by my clients. It is very effective and my clients find that their issues get resolved faster than in traditional therapy. I combine counselling and life coaching techniques with individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations for 25+ years.
It is often said about John Schurmann, "You are outstanding in helping me, making me feel calm, giving me new skills to handle my situation, giving me hope, a new outlook and a sense of adventure." "John got me back on track, helped me improve my life, marriage, relationship, work situation, believed in me in resolving my life issues."
Years of Experience