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Amy Johnson, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts with 20 years of experience working with adolescents and their families. I have had the privilege of helping teens and their families deal with very complex, challenging issues in a variety of settings. Many of my clients have struggled with depression, anxiety, peer and relationship issues, trauma , dissociation, and abuse. These significant challenges often contribute to behavior including addiction, self harm, and suicidality which have impacted my client's lives profoundly.

I am compassionate and committed to helping improve the lives of those seeking my help. I believe the therapeutic relationship is essential to helping clients engage vulnerability and take on their personal challenges. I do not rely on a particular framework for understanding where someone is coming from but instead. pull from a variety of clinical theories to determine the best way to help. I believe in the individual narrative, perspective, and experience and will always start where the client is, when they seek help. The treatment I provide respects the unique and specific needs of each individual and I don't believe in a "one size fits all" model. I listen intently and challenge clients to work with me to better understand and look at what gets in their way and to ultimately make the shifts necessary to improve their lives.

Deciding to get help is an indicator of your strength and courage. If you think I might be a good fit to help you make changes in your life I am ready to support you!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Communication problems, Control issues, Dissociation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

MA LICSW 113676


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amy Johnson. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Amy is wonderful and has helped me in many ways! She makes me comfortable to honest and is always supportive while still making me think.

Written on Mar 25, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I have been working with Amy for more than a year and it has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. She listens carefully, reads my journal entries and responds, and provides quick and amazing advice. She has made me feel more confident in myself and my own abilities and I am grateful that I was paired with her.

Written on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

She has been very helpful to and given tools to help

Written on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Amy has helped us so much. I have hope because of her. It's too much to put into words how grateful I am for Amy and this service.

Written on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes