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Anwar Johnson, LPC

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About me

Peace! I am Anwar Johnson a licensed professional counselor (LPC) from Philadelphia, PA; I am a graduate of Morehouse College (B.A.) and Howard University (M.Ed). I provide services from my own framework called Identity & Role Rehabilitation (IRR) which can be understood as a synthesis of Person-Centered Therapy (PCT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).

Identity & Role Rehabilitation (IRR) is a unified field theory that explores the injunctions of economics, natural law, and human bondage as they relate to religious dogma and cosmological science. IRR accomplishes this through a critical historical analysis of the literal as well as existential subordination and universalization of the American “Negro”. Through the manifested and abstract realities of the American “Negro”, clients will engage in meaningful investigation of their own neurochemistry, logic, thought, speech, emotional response and perception across six domains including the self, home, work, school, community, and romantic life.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

PA LPC PC012468


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Working with Anwar has been great! He really identified blocks I was having and hit the nail on the head every time! He explained things to me in a way that made it easier for me to process and be able to functionally work through problems. There are lessons or ideas he’ll share with me that have quickly integrated themselves into my everyday thinking to make it easier for me to process life in a healthier way!

Written on Apr 06, 2023 after therapy with Anwar for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

hes amazing and supports you like no other . Thank you for everything

Written on Mar 22, 2023 after therapy with Anwar for 8 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Anwar has been an amazing therapist. He has help me begin to take responsibility for my life, without placing blame on myself or feeling bad about things that I can not change. He has been a blessing in my life and a sage guide through some of the toughest circumstances I've experienced.

Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Anwar for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

I love anwar!! he’s helped me so much and has watched me grow so much in this past year.

Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Anwar for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Very informative and to the point which is what I need in a therapist. I felt I could open up and talk to him within minutes of our first session, so much was unpacked from the first session alone. I’ve had two sessions with him so far and I appreciate both and will continue to progress.

Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Anwar for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Great therapist. I love talking to Anwar about a multitude of things, he’s very well versed in tough topics and I consider him a part of my support system.

Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Anwar for 1 year on issues concerning addictions, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd