Meet Our Founder

“Building a Foundation on Truth”

John T. Maclin, LADC,CEAP, SAP

John Maclin set out on a journey to help individuals struggling with substance use and in 1995 he enrolled into Minneapolis Community & Technical College and graduated in May of 1998 with his degree in CD Counseling.    


He provided contracting services for several prominent companies such as Arrigoni, Inc, West Metro Recovery Services, River Place in Anoka, Lifestyles in Bloomington, and Christian Restoration Services in North Minneapolis.  


September of 2012 John assumed the role of chemical health specialist for teens at risk for substance use and self-defeating behaviors.   In 2012 to 2016, John was certified as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and Employment Assistance Professional (EAP) working independently to provide services for individuals and various agencies locally and nationally.  


John provides recovery related presentations, is a preferred trainer for Employers, and currently books speaking engagements for youth and young adults throughout Minnesota.

Freedom Is a Choice: Epilogue

True foundation Counseling Services presents the Epilogue for the television series, Freedom is Choice. It is an honor and a privilege to share positive motivational topics with you. Please tune in for more messages of inspirations and hope. The next time adversity knocks on your door, keep the faith, “Eat rejection for lunch and criticism for dinner.”