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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Self-Love, Young Adult Issues
WA LMFT LF 60561509
Cindy is great! She helps to dissect and look at things from a different point of view or approach. She has helped me n numerous ways dealing with different issues. I would recommend her to anyone who could use some real advice
Written on Dec 11, 2023 after therapy with Cindy for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Couldn't do this without her!!
Written on Nov 22, 2023 after therapy with Cindy for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Cindy gets me, she supports me and encourages me to grow and I want to grow.
But never pushes me. I feel like she believes in me and wants the very best for my life.
Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Cindy for 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts
Cindy Johnson has helped me tremendously. Her guidance and insight have had a tremendously beneficial and profound impact on my life and mental wellbeing. She is taking me from unhealthy to healthy behaviors and is actually influencing how I think, process, and make life choices and decisions.
Written on Oct 01, 2023 after therapy with Cindy for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
If you’re looking for a counselor don’t look any further. Cindy is the most compassionate, caring, understanding and professional counselor I have ever met. She is very dedicated and honest, she is very knowledgeable and passionate to help. It’s not only knowledge she obtained from studying, but also knowledge and wisdom one experiences in life. She has it. She is an amazing human being. She’s been there for me when I had no one else to turn to. I can’t recommend her enough. Better help, you have every reason to be proud to have her on your team.
Written on Sep 09, 2023 after therapy with Cindy for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Cindy is very thoughtful, listens, and reflects back helpful insights.
Written on Aug 26, 2023 after therapy with Cindy for 2 weeks