Heather Johnson

LCSW

About Me

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to consider me as your counselor. I have my Bachelors of Psychology and my Masters of Social Work from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Clinical Social Work Licensure, and my school endorsement (Type 73). I have a strong passion for social justice, advocating for the rights of vulnerable populations, and working with developing adults. My passion took me from work as a homeless and crisis domestic violence case manager after college, to graduate school for my masters in social work. I have worked mainly with children and teenagers, focusing on stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and lots of different social and relational issues. I have experience in working with social anxiety, Autism, ADHD, and developmental disabilities.

I have experience working with Christian counseling and can provide biblically-based counseling to those interested. I have experience working with personality disorders, mood disorders, sexual disorders, and various trauma-based concerns. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational-Emotive Therapy, Christian Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, and Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy techniques. I believe in utilizing a Humanistic approach to clients as well, which means I tend to be client-centered, and work with individuals on achieving their personal potential. I have a passion for couples/relational counseling and communication styles. I have certifications in Mindfulness Techniques, Restorative Justice, and Crisis Intervention Prevention. I will listen, try to understand what your therapy goals are, and meet you where you are at. There are no bad questions, there is no one whose situation is beyond hope. I am ready if you are willing to start your journey to a better spot with me today.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCSW 149019577


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Heather Johnson. 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.

Written by J.O. on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 9 months on issues concerning career difficulties

Heather Johnson is such a great therapist. She is a great listener and offers the proper resources. She helps me develop a growth mindset about my life.

Written by R.O. on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She is amazing! I appreciate all her advice and suggestions for growth.

Written by T.E. on Jun 04, 2020 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Heather was amazing to deal with and started to help me after just 2 sessions. She was very personal and professional.

Written by T.O. on Jun 01, 2020 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Heather Johnson is extremely empathetic and professional. She really cares about her clients and goes above and beyond to help them with their concerns. She is very knowledgable and compassionate. I highly recommend Heather!

Written by J.E. on May 07, 2020 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

She’s amazing love all the help and skills I have learned so grateful.

Written by B.L. on Apr 25, 2020 after therapy with Heather for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Great! Highly recommended.

Written by J.A. on Apr 07, 2020 after therapy with Heather for 3 weeks on issues concerning adhd

In the short time I used BetterHelp, Heather was an absolute pleasure to work with! She offered solutions to my concerns during our conversation and had a very positive way of speaking! Highly recommend.

Written by P.O. on Mar 10, 2020 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very helpful

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