John holds a Master of Social Work degree from New York University with a specialty certification in substance abuse, intervention and related co-occurring disorders. As a native to the northeast, John moved abroad to Tokyo, Japan during his teenage years. It was there that he began his work as an interventionist and placement specialist for families looking for therapeutic alternatives outside of Japan. After over a decade of working with families and witnessing the transformation of his adolescent and young adult clients, John founded The Dorm which has since set a new standard in the world of young adult treatment. He is a regular contributor to school-based prevention for secondary schools and parent associations throughout the northeast and abroad.
The pandemic has completely redefined the treatment landscape. We’ve migrated 900 sessions a week, between our New York and D.C. offices, online, and did that overnight. It is a huge transition.29 June 2021
We were amazed by how seamless the transition was. In March, we moved over 900 weekly individual and group therapy sessions online, and our clients adjusted incredibly well. We assumed this was due to our population (most of whom are between the ages of 18 and 30). But when we spoke to our therapeutic counterparts who treat individuals of all ages, we quickly realized that we weren’t alone: for so many individuals (as long as they have access to wifi and a computer), virtual care offered an easy, convenient, and effective solution.29 June 2021