John is a mental health counselor and former Master Resiliency Trainer & Performance Expert at the R2 Performance Center at Ft. Hood, Texas where he focused on assisting soldiers in strategizing ways to build resiliency. As a Robin coach, John works with students, teachers, and staff to develop practical strategies to improve resiliency and performance-related skills.
Dr. John Avritt is the owner of Mindset Counseling Services, offering counseling services to a variety of clients in his community. In addition, John is a former Master Resiliency Trainer & Performance Expert at the R2 Performance Center at Ft. Hood, Texas. His role as Master Resiliency Trainer focused on aiding soldiers in identifying ineffective thought patterns and strategizing ways in which they could be more resilient. In addition to these skills, he also helped to improve their performances using sport psychology strategies. This combination of both resiliency and performance related skills helped the soldiers he worked with build mental skills for life.
Prior to his work with soldiers, John coordinated mental health counseling services at Texas State Technical College, served as a Professional School Counselor, and was a high school basketball coach.
John has a Master of Sport Psychology degree, as well as a Master of Counseling degree. In addition, he completed his PhD in Counselor Education from Texas Tech University, where he examined Work-Family Conflict.