Carla Johanns

(MA, LPC, LMHC)

About Me

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New York University and a Master's of Arts in Counseling from Montclair State University. I also have a Post-Master’s specialization in substance abuse counseling. I started working in the counseling field in 1999 and my experience encompasses working with adults, children and adolescents. I am licensed in Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC and in New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

My approach to Counseling varies with each client. Every individual has different needs, feelings, and views of the world. I take all of those into consideration when working with someone. I take a trauma informed approach to counseling. So, the questions during therapy reflect , "what may have happened to you to lead you to these feelings or situations?" This approach allows me the opportunity to discuss past events with clients, and help identify new and healthy coping mechanisms and problem solving skills.
The one thing that rings true with all clients is their need to be heard and understood. I treat all clients with respect and empathy. I take a strength based approach to counseling and help clients to identify their strengths and identify healthy coping skills.
My therapeutic approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and client-centered counseling. I incorporate mindfulness into therapy sessions and encourage clients to engage in self-care. I will personalize and tailor each treatment plan to meet each client's individual needs.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH 14705 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LPC #37PC00405300 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

Written by M.E. on Mar 01, 2021 after counseling with Carla for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Carla is incredibly helpful! Speaking to her helps me organize my thoughts and conquer each week with new goals and a fresh perspective!

Written by T.A. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Carla is wonderful. In the short time that she has been helping me I already feel an improvement and though it might be small it still feels amazing. She cares and genuinely seems like she cares, which is good for a change. I would defiantly recommend Carla to anyone seeking help.

Written by A.N. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

She’s amazing! So helpful and understanding.

Written by K.E. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Carla has been beyond helpful in dealing with my depression and anxiety. She is always just a message away. She responds timely and has vast availability. She has helped me in more ways than she knows.

Written by A.M. on Apr 01, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Carla has been a vital support for me and my family. We have been working together for sometime now and I will certainty keep her for the long run. She is patience, understanding and brings a lot of support.

Written by S.A. on Jul 17, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 7 months on issues concerning addictions

Carla is a terrific counselor. She listens, provides valuable insights, and also has a breadth of knowledge in the mental health space. I find her thoughtfulness, intelligence and positivity extremely helpful.

Written by A.M. on Mar 28, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Carla is a very caring and dedicated practitioner. She stays involved with you and is very supportive in any and all decisions.

Written by L.I. on Mar 05, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions

Very responsive and professional! Follows up if she does not hear from you!

Written by S.U. on Dec 08, 2018 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

My therapist is absolutely amazing, she gives me tips and in depth detail on how to handle my anxiety and depression. Have not done a video call but I am excited to do my first one (hopefully soon)! Would 100% recommend Carla Johanns!