John Armando, LCSW

(he, his)
Preferred Name: John

About Me

Approach to Therapy At our core, we’re all longing for safe and secure connections. And yet our relationships to ourselves and our internal experiences can often be characterized by irritation, distrust, inner turmoil, and doubt. I’ll guide you to compassionately reconnect to the clarity and balance that’s available when the incessant chatter in your head and in your body can be taught to cease. You don’t need to do this alone! My approach validates that we all get stuck in painful patterns, and that it’s possible to change our relationships to those patterns to make room for the development of new experiences of insight, self-acceptance, stability, and personal growth. I’ll accompany you on a journey to heal emotional wounds, to access more inner calm, and to embody the best version of yourself so you can get into the action of living an engaged life. My philosophy is based on my belief that you are not broken. There is nothing inherently wrong with you. And you have all the internal resources necessary to thrive. I prefer to promote a positive, encouraging, and hopeful stance toward change. I believe you can make the changes that will result in a more engaged and satisfying life. And I believe I can help you to do that. Areas of Expertise ​My training has prepared me to work with common diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, substance misuse, trauma, and chronic health conditions, as well as many others. But I’ve learned from my work with many clients that diagnoses often miss the real stories of suffering common to all of us including challenges like poor self-esteem, insecurity, frustration, being overwhelmed, loneliness, lack of confidence, imposter syndrome, interpersonal conflicts, guilt, fear, and shame. These causes of emotional suffering can arise in the context of relationships, work, school, grief and loss, as well as politics, economics, and public health.

Education & Experience

MSS from Bryn Mawr School of Social Work & Social Research Program Director Inpatient Dual Diagnosis and Adult Psychiatric Units at Hampton Behavioral Health Center Interim Director of Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospital Programs at Hampton Behavioral Health Center Director of Behavioral Medicine in Family Medicine Residency Program at Inspira Health Network Director of Behavioral Therapy of Multiple Sclerosis Disease Management program at Total Rehab & Fitness Multiple Sclerosis Society “Partner in Care” Co-founder of Delaware Valley affiliate chapter of Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) parent organization for Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Past President of Pennsylvania Chapter of ACBS Past President of ACBS Social Work special interest group (SIG) Adjunct Instructor at Masters in Counseling Program Care Manager and first therapist at Lyra Health, Behavioral Health / Technology start-up Care Manage and first therapist at Mindstrong, Inc., Behavioral Health / Technology start-up Chief Clinical Officer for intensive wrap around, outpatient clinical services

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Moral Injury
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Seniors


  • English