Threadcraft Counseling was established in 1990 by Dr. Hal L. Threadcraft, who later passed the practice on to his son John Caleb Threadcraft. Like his father before him, John Caleb stands by the principle that every human being is fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of his or her Creator, and for a very distinct purpose, to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Nevertheless, the fulfilling of this divine purpose does not come without a unique set of challenges, all of which try the heart, test the mind, and deeply trouble the soul. With this in mind, the broad goal of counseling at Threadcraft Counseling is to help each individual grow and heal the inner self in order to fulfill his or her unique purpose on earth. This occurs during the course of counseling by creating a safe place for spiritual, mental and emotional growth as well as by reconciling losses and restoring hope.
At Threadcraft Counseling, no person is looked at as the problem, instead the problems presented during counseling are viewed as external to the individual, and as problematic symptoms of what is taking place within the larger system. With this in mind, the unique focus on the inner self during counseling incorporates a biblical worldview of wholeness, empirically supported clinical tools and evidence based interventions. Counseling is much more than simply sitting on a sofa and talking, it is an all-encompassing battle for the heart, the mind and the soul of each individual.
John Caleb Threadcraft graduated from Briarwood Christian High School in Birmingham, AL and received a B.S. in Psychology from Auburn University. Following graduation, John Caleb traveled overseas where he worked with humanitarian aid workers and missionaries until September 11th, 2002, at which time he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Two years after enlisting John Caleb attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA, where he was commissioned as an Infantry officer. Qualified as a U.S. Army Airborne Ranger with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, John Caleb left the Army in 2009 and began conducting private security work in support of the U.S. Government abroad. In 2011, John Caleb opened his own logistics company and worked in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East, until 2015 when he returned home to complete a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. In 2019, John Caleb went on to complete a Master of Arts degree at Liberty University in Human Services Counseling with a focus on crisis response and trauma.
John Caleb is currently licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling (ABEC) as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). John Caleb is also a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT), which includes certification as a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and training in Chemical & Alcohol Dependency, both offered through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). The Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT) training is specifically designed to help practitioners treat co-occurring disorders, which are prevalent in counseling today. John Caleb is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) through EMDRIA, provides AD/HD testing for clients using the Copeland Symptom Checklist and the computerized Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A. ®), and is a certified facilitator of the PREPARE/ENRICH ® assessment for couples seeking marital and pre-marital counseling. John Caleb is also an approved member of the Focus on the Family’s Christian Counselors Referral Network (CCN).
John Caleb is passionate about helping clients cultivate inner strength and resilience and utilizes a multidimensional approach to combat the antagonists’ of psychological and spiritual well-being. John Caleb integrates a number of theoretical models during counseling to include Structural Family Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy (CBFT), Narrative Therapy, and Internal Family Systems (IFS). Sessions are also meaningfully informed by attachment theory and the latest findings from interpersonal neurobiology.
Today John Caleb lives in Birmingham, AL with his wife Jessica, daughters Shea and Shiloh Grace and sons Noah David and Jonathan Elijah.
MS, MFCT, LPC, NCC, CMAT