John Howard is a psychotherapist, educator, author and spiritual teacher based in Austin, TX. He is a licensed professional counselor and marital therapist who has trained with shamans, spiritual teachers, medical doctors and neuroscientists to deliver a holistic blend of ancient wisdom and modern science in his work. John holds a Masters in Counseling with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy and maintains a private practice where he primarily works with couples and individuals seeking relationship.
John has trained with some of the top minds in the field of psychotherapy, including Drs. Dan Siegel, Allan Schore, Pat Ogden, Stan Tatkin, Diana Fosha and others. He spent six years training directly with Dr. Stan Tatkin, author of Wired for Love and Your Brain on Love, eventually assisting Dr. Tatkin in teaching professional groups. In 2013, John was selected as 1 of 12 couples therapists in the world to join the founding core faculty of the PACT Institute, an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of relationship education and counseling based on modern science. He is a former faculty member at en*theos.com, presents at psychotherapy conferences across North America, and writes for several independent publications. John maintains a private practice when he enjoys helping people develop a deeper and richer spiritual life, and helping couples develop more love, friendship and intimacy.
John is a Cuban-American whose first language is Spanish. He enjoys playing music, photography, art and camping. He has been married for 12 years to psychologist Dr. Charlotte Howard, with whom he has two kids. John has had a variety of cultural experiences including living and working abroad, studying indigenous healing traditions, and his own international family background. Raised in the melting pot of New York City, he speaks several languages and considers it a priority to understand different perspectives and provide multi-culturally aware programs and counseling. He believes in a positive, supportive, effective and efficient approach to personal growth work.