I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) on Hawaii Island. I began counseling work in 2012 working with children, couples, and families in a therapeutic foster care program. This was a crash course in just about every type of counseling situation imaginable. I have also been the clinical supervisor for a crisis response team where we responded to youth in the community in psychiatric crises. I have recently gone to full-time in my private counseling practice where I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families.
I tend use an eclectic approach to therapy including CBT, Narrative Therapy, solution focused, and psycho-education, but always within a framework of Trauma-Informed Care.
I have found that people need to feel safe to be able to open up and explore their lives, what they’ve experienced, and what they’d like to change. Using an objective, non-judgemental approach I try to create a safe and trusting environment where clients are comfortable enough to collaborate with me toward their desired goals at their own pace.
PS - Because my schedule changes throughout the day I do not post available times, however I am able to schedule with each individual or couple as needed. I have a busy private practice so I schedule weekly sessions with BetterHelp clients on Mondays and weekends.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MHC-427 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
Johanna is the most amazing counselor I have ever had. Honestly I feel like I have always been searching for a counselor like her. I am so grateful to BetterHelp for giving me the chance to work with her!