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Johnie Souza, LPC

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About me

Hello, my name is Johnie Souza (Pronouns: She/Her/Hers). I am a Licensed Professional Counselor from Oregon, and have worked in mental health for almost 20 years. I started in case management and direct support with adolescents, and then moved towards working in community counseling with chronically mentally ill adults. In 2012, after completing my education, I became a psychotherapist. I continue to learn and grow, most recently becoming a certified Neuroscience Informed Therapist in November 2022. This is my life's calling and I feel truly lucky to be a therapist.

Thank you for considering me as your potential therapist. I believe each person has a purpose, and is given unique gifts and challenges. Sometimes life becomes too stressful and chaotic to see your gifts and purpose. My role is to strive in helping you meet your counseling goals, to live the healthy and balanced you are envisioning for the future.

Therapy can be tremendously rewarding, however it is real work. If you are committed to the process, it can be a deeply enriching and liberating process, with a satisfactory outcome. What you put into this experience is what you take away from it. Know that throughout your process, I will be there to guide and support by offering insights and tools to assist you in coping and overcoming obstacles.

While I am supportive and caring, I will not tolerate any abusive language related to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, any member of the LGBTQI+ Community. I will not tolerate denigration of any culture, religion, ability level, or ethnicity, or political affiliation. Hate cannot abide within the boundaries of our professional therapeutic relationship.

With almost 10 years of experience as a mental health therapist, I can help you work towards actualizing your goals, to live a more fulfilled life. Together we can help you get back on track so you can live the life you visualize for yourself , and want to support you as you work towards feeling your utmost best.

Thank you, looking forward to our working together.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

OR LPC C4607


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

Johnie is the best therapist I have ever had. Her authenticity, empathy and understanding are empowering and refreshing. She helps give you the courage to move forward with healing and change where they are needed and she is a very safe place!

Written on Jun 03, 2023 after therapy with Johnie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I’ve had a wonderful time with Johnie, I feel very comfortable and accepted while still getting me to recognize the things that might be unhealthy, and gives great resources and feedback to improve them.

This is my first experience with therapy and I am very happy so far!

Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Johnie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Johnie is great. An awesome listener and super down to earth. She's very kind and easy to get along with. I would highly recommend!

Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Johnie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Johnie is smart, funny and is understanding of my situation, thoughts and feelings in relation to it. She is hugely supportive. Text messages often to check in and gives great feedback. Could not be where i am right now healing wise without all her help and support!

Written on Feb 18, 2023 after therapy with Johnie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Johnie is exactly what I needed in my life. She cares, is attentive, helps me talk through multiple possible solutions. Johnie encourages me and helps me foster the strength to be the best person that I can be all while unpacking the trauma.

Written on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with Johnie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Johnie is a wonderful thereapist, and really just a great fit for me personally as well. She gives me space to explore things on my own time and at my own speed, gentling guiding and supporting me without pushing "breakthroughs" or forcing me to explore a subject I don't want to. She recommends articles, books, and podcasts that I might find helpful and really understands what I want out of therapy, and provides it. She has such a subtle way of guiding and advising that I'll feel like I did basically all the talking, but somehow wound up clarifying my thoughts and figuring out the best steps to take, without feeling pushed. She's great at helping me see what's been there all along, and helping me figure out how to stay true to myself when dealing with difficult people, and gives me a lot of confidence in my feelings and my choices. I am very grateful to have found her!

Written on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Johnie for 7 months on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes