John Sternfels, LPC, NCC, CSAT, CCSAS, CCPS, Counselor in Novi
I specialize in helping individuals and couples work through personal, relational life challenges. My specialty is Marriage, Sexual Addiction Recovery and Partner Betrayal Trauma healing. I can provide the knowledge and tools necessary to help increase communications, rebuild trust/respect, emotional and mental health - all of which help to improve and empower relationships. I have many years of combined experience working with Adolescents, Teenagers, Men, Women, Couples, Partners, Families and Groups. I believe that by providing an increase in personal client empowerment combined with providing a safe, supportive, and caring therapeutic environment, I can help promote positive change and growth.
As a Christian counselor, I utilize several therapeutic models such as The Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) models. For convenience, phone and/or video counseling sessions are available for those unable to attend in-person-world-wide.
I am a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC); Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT); Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT); Certified Clinical Sexual Addiction Specialist (CCSAS); Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS); Trained in The Gottman Method; PREPARE and ENRICH trained; and EMDR trained. I am also a LLPC Supervisor.
Call or Email John Sternfels for a free phone consultation now - (248) 782-6039


  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • School: Liberty University
  • License No. and State: 6401011619 Michigan


Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: NBCC / 305775
  • Certificate Date: 2012
  • Certificate: CSAT / 2010C-0972
  • Certificate Date: 2011

John Sternfels's Groups

Women's Starting Point Care Group

We understand trauma betrayal wounds - the pain, confusion, anger, disbelief, distress, hurt, insecurity, fear, uncertainty, anxiety, as well as the loss of relational safety and stabilization. We believe the behavior of your partner's betrayal is not the result of anything you did or did not do. Never the less, you have been impacted. These types of trauma betrayal wounds run deep and wide and when left untreated, the betrayed partner often carries with them emotional roller-coaster states throughout life. Give yourself permission to seek help by joining a support group of women at NorthPoint. You are not alone!

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Men's Starting Point - Sexual Addiction Recovery

This Starting Point Group is designed for men who want to understand what it takes to journey from addictive bondage to healthy freedom. This will not only help educate but will provide the necessary support needed for freedom from the addiction. Freedom begins by honestly addressing the problem. Freedom can be yours if you preserve the walk in recovery. Group will focus on: Recognizing self-delusions * Identify past and current problems caused by addiction * Understanding addiction distortions * Understand excuses and rationales * Understand denial * and more... This group is therapist lead and covers a series of focused topics.

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  • Marital and Premarital
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Porn / Internet Addiction Recovery
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Supervision Services
  • The Recovery Start 30 Task Model
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017
John Sternfels, LPC, NCC, CSAT, CCSAS, CCPS, Counselor in Novi

John Sternfels