Heather Johnston

LCSW

About me

Hello I am Heather Johnston, Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 30 years, who identifies as she/her. I have experience working during the HIV epidemic helping people manage the anxiety of being at risk or learning they have the illness. I have a range of experience assisting people through grief, end of life, mood disorders, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, OCD, addiction and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced or witnessed physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My therapy style is direct, empathic and supportive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, transtheoretical model, mindfulness, and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Video

Licensing

NY LCSW 042295

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