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John Jankord, MA, LMFT, LADC, LPCC

John Jankord

John is the co-founder of the Parkdale Therapy Group, LLC and holds Minnesota Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Professional Clinical Counselor. He works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families using Collaborative, Solution-Focused, and Narrative therapy practices.

John obtained his Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University and a Post Masters Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. John received formal training from and worked with several leading providers including: Hazelden Center For Youth & Families with a specialization in Chemical Dependency and related recovery concerns; Cornerstone Therapy and Recovery Center with a focus on sexual compulsivity related issues of men; and Hamline Law and Graduate School for training as a Family Law Mediator.

His clinical experience has included consultation for the challenges and influences of anxiety, depression, premarital and marital/relational building and conflict resolution, divorce, post divorce mediation, domestic violence, sexual abuse, sexual compulsivity, substance abuse, recovery after sobriety, and life transitions.

John has collaborated with parents developing new skills using the STEP method as well as conducted numerous workshops for couples with relational challenges. Working with Alumni of St. Thomas University, John counseled premarital couples using the PREPARE/RELATE inventory and other strategies.

John is an instructor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Family Social Science and Addiction Studies as well as a member of the adjunct faculty at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota Post Graduate Studies program in Marriage & Family Therapy. John also contributed to the book "When Men Grieve" with a section on "Bitterness.”

John currently divides his time between providing professional consultation, conducting professional workshops and training, University teaching, and providing AAMFT Approved and MN Board approved supervision for individuals pursuing licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, and Professional Counseling.

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Parkdale Therapy Group, LLC
1660 South Highway 100
Suite 330
St. Louis Park, MN 55416