About Me

Hello! I am here for you, to listen and guide. What exactly does that mean? I understand the issues that you bring to our sessions are very important to you. You deserve to be heard. And in the process of listening to you, I intend to question and comment, giving you compassion, reflection, and the sum total of my expertise.

That experience is broad and complex. I have a master's degree in Educational Psychology from The University of Wisconsin-- Milwaukee (1983) and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Wisconsin. In August of 2014, I also earned a Certificate of Completion from The University of Wisconsin-- Madison, focused on the topic of Mental Health and the Older Adult. It was important to me to back up my experience with scientific evidence regarding the aging process.

After teaching middle school students for 15 years, I discovered that the best part of the school day was counseling individuals after school! So I became a guidance counselor, working in the same school long enough to counsel the children of my former students. I progressed into in-home therapy, working with teens who had a "brush" with the law. Rather than put them in detention, a judge would send them back home, to the same school, but with a counselor (like me!) who worked with them in both the school setting as well as the home setting. I eventually worked with another organization that specialized in helping Medicaid families. They needed counseling in child rearing, budgeting, time management, and basic survival skills.

My therapeutic style is eclectic, that is, I use a variety of techniques to reach the goals you, the client, set in the beginning of our relationship. I do more listening than speaking. I move as fast or as slowly as you choose. Hopefully, you will trust me enough to be honest with me, knowing I won't judge you or hurt you with my words. I believe that people can change. If you are ready, I would love to support you in your journey. It would be a privilege to work with you.


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #1560-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Johanna Lopez. 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 K.A. on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Johanna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Johanna is a caring therapist and she offers many ideas to help me make decisions and to think throughly about the situations I am experiencing.

Written by B.A. on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Johanna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, eating disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Johanna is incredible. I’ve tried opening up about my problems to many others but noone made me feel as comfortable and heard as she has. I really appreciate the fact that she tries to make you feel relatable through sharing her similar experiences.

Written by S.T. on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Johanna for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Johanna is friendly, warm and welcoming. She is an excellent listener and always gives me good advice. She gives me valuable perspective and helps me help myself. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Written by J.E. on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Johanna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Johanna has been lovely. She has a wide range of life experiences and offers real life advice, while actively listening and being compassionate. I would see her again in a heartbeat.

Written by T.A. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Johanna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I felt comfortable with Johanna right away. Her kind and caring demeanor paired with the suggestions and advice were so appreciated. I would seek out Johana again without hesitation.

Written by B.R. on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Johanna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve been working with Johanna for a few months now and she’s guided me through a lot of tough life events. I’m an over thinker and she helps me simplify my thoughts and build my self esteem. I feel more grounded than I ever have as an adult.

Written by A.M. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Johanna for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

The more time I spend talking to Johanna, the more confident I am in myself, and her ability.

Written by C.A. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Johanna for 4 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

Johanna Lopez has brought me out of my shell of prioritizing my life and listening to my issues and taking charge of how to handle them. I appreciate her time and effort. She even checks up on me and sees how I am doing and this shows her dedication in her clients.

Written by C.A. on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Johanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Johanna is a great listener and advice giver and a very kind soul. It helps a lot to work with her.

Written by M.A. on Mar 26, 2021 after therapy with Johanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and eating disorders

She has a very kind nature and is welcoming attitude

Written by R.E. on Dec 11, 2020 after therapy with Johanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I’m very happy with Johanna, it’s a pleasure to work with her. I like that she also mentions examples from her own life. Very kind, understanding lady.

Written by E.M. on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Johanna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

She was amazingly supportive, encouraging, and intuitive during a time when I felt helpless

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