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Dr. Delsa Johnson-Waddell, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) licensed in Utah. I have been working as a counselor/therapist since the beginning of 2008. I was trained as a life coach in 2002 and have worked part-time as a life/success coach since then. I have had success working with clients with a variety of issues including mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder, mania), anxiety, personality disorders, grief/loss, anger issues, autism spectrum disorders, LGBTQ+, relationship issues, parenting issues (including using skills to manage problem behaviors in children), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma related difficulties. I have taken continuing education courses on many subjects, but have specialized in trauma.

My counseling/therapy style is collaborative, open, and accepting. I bring my expertise in therapy techniques and you bring your expertise on yourself. All I know about you is what you tell me, so honesty and authenticity are needed for the best therapeutic outcomes. I believe a person will be happiest when they follow what is best for them, whether that be from an individualistic perspective or a systems perspective (group interactions, family interactions, couples relationships, and communication skills). I see my job as helping you be the best you can be in all aspects of your life.

I use a variety of therapeutic modalities including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), IPT (integral processing technique), CPT (cognitive processing techniques), CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), MI (motivational interviewing), DBT (dialectic behavior therapy), expressive techniques in therapy (therapeutic art, therapeutic play, therapeutic movement, therapeutic drama, therapeutic writing, and other expressive techniques), somatic techniques (a variety of body-based interventions), mindfulness, guided visualizations, and hypnotherapy.

It takes courage and determination to be willing to look at what is going on in your life, your thoughts, and your emotions. I help you understand and work with your strengths to help overcome your weaknesses. Change can be scary, and I applaud your choice to make the changes in your life to be a happier, healthier, and more fulfilled individual. If you are ready and willing to see yourself and your life from a new perspective and make the changes that will bring you peace, happiness, and fulfillment, I am here to assist and support you on the way to realizing the life you want and dream of.

You can do it. I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

13yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

UT LCMHC 10623750-6004


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Delsa Johnson-Waddell. 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.

Dr. Delsa is simply heavenly sent. She is amazing at what she does and she truly understands. I have felt at ease and comfortable in all her sessions. I am on a better path because of her.

Thanks again Dr. Johnson!

Written on Nov 20, 2021 after therapy with Delsa for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Dr. Johnson-Waddell is absolute wonderful. I have worked with many counselors and none were ever a good fit. Dr. Johnson-Waddell is knowledgeable, skilled, funny, and most importantly easy to open up to. I appreciate all of the help she has provided and look forward to working with her more.

Written on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Delsa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Absolutely wonderful!! She’s taken the short time we’ve known each other and gotten to the root of my issues. I prefer in person therapy but she has made me feel like I can be comfortable and talk about what I need to even through a camera.

Written on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Delsa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Really cares. She served as a good outlet for my confusing emotions.

Written on Feb 16, 2021 after therapy with Delsa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes