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Hi and welcome! My name is Karin Johnson and I want to thank you for visiting my page. Reaching out for help is always a challenging, but important step, and I am glad you've taken that step!
First, let me introduce myself to you... I received my undergraduate degree in Social Work from Arizona State University and received my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups of all age ranges. My style is warm, empathic, and non-judgmental. I want you to feel comfortable working with me. My counseling style is relaxed and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, strength-based modalities, solution-focused counseling, psychoeducation, trauma-informed care, and mindfulness practices. I look to highlight a person’s strengths and their positives in their lives, and to work through personal difficulties and together, overcome life’s challenges to reach your goals. My role is to assist you in developing the needed skills and confidence to live your life to the fullest. Some of these skills may include improving communication, understanding healthy boundaries, and developing good relationships. I like to set practical goals with you, to help make changes in your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that solve problems. I will provide resources and worksheets as needed, so you can continue to focus on your growth outside of messaging or our live sessions. If you want support to start addressing the issues that are holding you back and causing you discomfort, then I would really like to start working with you.
I have the warmth, insight, and skills so together we can help you build healthy coping strategies.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Karin is always so supportive and validating and helps me make sense of what goes on in my head. She helps me to identify unhealthy thinking patterns or unhealthy behaviors in my relationships. I feel like the style of therapy she does with me would be considered "person-centered", meaning I kind of lead where the conversation goes. She is always very present and engaged with what I say. I always feel better after each session with her, and that, I think, is the most important sign that your therapist is making a positive difference.
Written on Nov 25, 2023 after therapy with Karin for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have been having therapy with Karin on and off for over 2 years now following my divorce.
Karin's helped me to move forwards from the past, deal with family issues as well as navigate new dating. I have found her support invaluable .
Written on Oct 22, 2023 after therapy with Karin for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Karin is very warm and she gives space to talk. She is also very comforting which makes her extremely easy to talk to.
Written on Sep 12, 2023 after therapy with Karin for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and
best therapist. always available, great resources and support!!
Written on Aug 25, 2023 after therapy with Karin for 7 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
A thoughtful and caring person. I really enjoy working with her.
Written on Jun 27, 2023 after therapy with Karin for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and adhd
I have been a BetterHelp client for a year, on and off. And, with Karin the whole time. Karin is warm, empathetic and caring. She enables me to get to the root of my issues, so I can do the work to resolve them. I highly endorse her!
Written on Jun 13, 2023 after therapy with Karin for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes