I have been working as a Marriage and Family therapist since 2010. I was licensed in New Mexico for most of my career, but transferred to Washington state in 2016. I have worked with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and income levels and even served as a crisis counselor for a detention center for several years. Depression, anxiety, family/relationship problems, parenting issues, substance abuse, and Bipolar Disorder are part of my regular case load. I also enjoy working with clients who just feel "stuck" and need some support to find their way forward in life.
I try to keep my sessions friendly and welcoming. I enjoy humor and feel that it is a healthy coping skill to be utilized. Every problem has a solution waiting to be found and my goal is to help clients find their own unique solutions to life's most complicated issues. My practice includes cognitive behavioral approaches as well as mindfulness and solution focused therapy. I treat individuals as unique cases and avoid lumping people into categories. You are the expert in your life. My job is to help you see options that may have been missed and help you move forward.
Therapy can be an intimidating process. My goal is to make it comfortable, helpful, and maybe even a little fun.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Intimacy-related issues
Addictions , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue Read more...
LMFT #LF 60561509 (Expires: 2021-12-20)
Cindy is one of the most genuine and caring counsellors I've ever worked with. She's smart, funny, kind, and her general aesthetic is that of a close friend who will give it to you straight, but also help guide you through things. She can relate to situations and make you feel like you're not crazy, while also pointing out where you need to put in some work.
Cindy has been an absolute gift to my husband and I. She works with great grace to bring two very different (and stubborn) people together - and she is an incredible guide and advocate in making our marriage great, again!
Changed my life for the better.
I switched to Cindy from the initial counselor I was assigned, and instantly felt comfortable with her. She helped me feel safe in being vulnerable and opening up. I feel heard during my sessions, and get written evidence of the progress I’m making from her after each session. Thank you deeply, Cindy!
I just started talking with Cindy but she is very nice and brings a lighthearted approach to talking through my anxiety and things I struggle with. I feel very comfortable with her and am excited to continue therapy. She checks in on my in between sessions wich I find amazing and helpful.
Although early on in treatment, Cindy has been empathetic, understanding, and extremely helpful. I value the interactions we have had and look forward to continuing to work with her.
I personally feel that Cindy is marvelous with her insight and zeal to help find solutions to help us manage and get through our day. She offers a wide variety of coping skills and other tools to helps us look at our problems through a different lens and gain a wider perspective on the root causes.
She is understanding and helps me find my way forward and supportive in me forming new cognitive habits.
My wife and I have been through previous counseling, where we carried 99% of the conversation. It stimulated conversation between us, but gave us no plan to successfully move forward to resolve our issues. Cindy listens intently, then offers appropriate suggestions to reach the end goal.
Cindy is great. I don't reach out as much as I should but she's always there to chat over text whenever and I really like that. It's one of the things about this platform that I love.
Cindy has amazing insight and managed to help my husband and I make more progress during a few online sessions with her than we did in years of traditional sessions with highly recommended community counselors.
Cindy is a very good listener,gives great advice and genuinely cares!
Cindy is great, she is a source of encouragement and she provides clarity in her messages when I don't understand. She has helped me retrain my negative thinking into something better.
I'm pleasantly surprised how well the method(s) of communication work! Cindy is very down to earth, warm (in both video and print) with an encouraging manner. She is clear in these communications as well.
Cindy is great. Thoughtful, compassionate, encouraging and a great listener.
Cindy has been a wonderful counselor. She not only has the expertise but genuinely cares about the healthiness and happiness of those she counsels.
Cindy is a great counselor. She follows through and does regular check ins and is fully present when I talk to her.
She is compassionate listener. But she goes beyond and also help YOU set goals and expectations to help YOURSELF!
Cindy has done a great job connecting with me and making me feel heard.
Cindy is extremely knowledgeable, funny, and approachable. She is the first counselor I’ve ever had and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. She also uses a lot of analogies that make complex ideas relatable to everyday life. I’d definitely recommend her!
My first counselor experience years ago was terrible. They made me feel abnormal and scared. Cindy has been wonderful at verbalizing the thoughts I throw at her, and making me understand it’s normal, and there are tools for my racing mind.
Strongly recommend BetterHelp and Cindy Johnson to others. Cindy is very encouraging and a great listener with many helpful suggestions.
I’ve been trying to find a counselor for years who would actually help me, not just allow me to relive past trauma over and over.
Cindy has been very helpful listening to me and offering advice when warranted.
I legit get excited that I have a new message because it means I’m taking steps to healing and that feels really good.
Very helpful and insightful. I have been in therapy before, but working with Cindy has been more productive than months before.
Cindy is an amazing therapist. She is very kind and understanding, very helpful and attentive to problems. She offers lots of different ways to work through issues. Ever since I started talking with her I have felt better about myself and less worried about the future. She helps you see things in a way you may not have thought of before and that can be really helpful for people like me. She really has helped me in a tremendous way and I dont think I would be where I am without her.
Cindy is down to earth and truly understands my issues. She makes great suggestions about what to try without pushing me to do stuff that I don’t find helpful. She uses analogies that are awesome and really help simplify what’s happening in my mind. Highly recommend Cindy!
Cindy is knowledgeable in the care she provides. She cares for me in a holistic manner and encourages physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Not that she forces religion but allows her clients to find meaning of life. She goes above and beyond by sending worksheets and "checking-in" messages. God is who I turn to first when I'm having a difficult time and while I patiently give it up to God (my stress, anxiety, fear), I know Cindy is there for me 24/7 and also shows just as much compassion for me...helps me to stay grounded.
Cindy sends very extensive messages that make me feel understood and heard. She also does follow up messages when I'm in a period where I'm not responsive and I feel security in our patient-therapist relationship.
Cindy has been really helpful for me. She is so positive and up-lifting. She helps pull me out of my slumps and encourages me.
Cindy is so amazing. She started with me feeling trapped and hopeless, and now I feel so free. She is the absolute best.
Cindy Johnson is a good match for what I was looking for when signing up at Better Help. The flexible schedule allows me to add therapy and counseling into my weekly routine without feeling like it is "one more thing" to do. Talking to Cindy Johnson helps me process and sort out all of the stress in my head. I feel better and feel like it is very much worth the time and money. I've done in person therapy and now Better Help and I can say that both were exactly what I needed.
Cindy takes the time to get to know her clients, and truly cares about helping. She looks beyond the issue and offers positive guidance.
I feel like I am being heard for the first time in my life. Cindy is straight forward but also offers great perspective and thought provoking questions. I feel like I am talking to an old friend who gets me. I appreciate Cindy and her expertise. She also offers levity at the right times which makes telling your story to her very easy. I would recommend Cindy to anyone who needs great support!
Cindy is extraordinary! She has a perfect blend of professionalism and humor!
Cindy is amazing and can relate to a lot of different scenarios. She is kind, patient and sincere. She does not push anything on you that you are not comfortable with and has lots of suggestions for you. I will utilize Cindy's services from here on out!
Cindy is outstanding. Thoughtful, patient, open minded, caring, rational and supportive. I could make a list a mile long of her good qualities and how I value her as a therapist and simply as another human being. She is literally a life saver and one I’m lucky to have.
Cindy is amazing. Her response time to my lengthy and random emails is almost immediate. She even reaches out when I don't respond. I feel that I can get more information out in an email format than a live session, but I need to do more of those. I really appreciate having her in my corner to listen to me and help me see things more clearly. I'm really thankful she's my counselor.
Cindy is straightforward and blunt. She is respectful but pushes on sensitive topics. She highly encourages growth as a person and is very supportive when need be. 10/10 would recommend (and have).
Cindy is a phenomenal counselor. she always responds in a timely manner, she asks clarifying questions. She offers perspective and great suggestions, always has a fantastic perspective and I leave feeling heard.
Cindy has been a wonderful guide through my trials. She is thoughtful in her approach, and honest in her feedback. I couldn't have asked for a better counselor and therapist during this extremely challenging time in my life. I was very skeptical of this method of therapy when I started, but Cindy has exceeded my expectations and made me feel extremely comfortable with the legitimacy of BetterHelp. I would recommend her to anyone.
Cindy is amazingly helpful
Cindy is wonderful.