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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 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 believe I have the warmth, insight, and skills so together we can help you build healthy coping strategies.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Bipolar disorder
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 , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Trichotillomania , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
Other #6801064355 (Expires: 2022-04-30)
Karin is a wonderful person. She cares to ask questions and send messages during the week to follow up. She also offer more time sometimes or extra sessions. She always goes to do the extra mile. She is not just a counselor but a friend and soon you will feel like she is even a family member.
Karin is great at giving me ideas that I normally would not think about doing. Great lister abs advisor.
Usually writing is my expertise but when it comes to these things I'm just so bad haha. All I can say is you can put your trust in Karin. Trust is a fragile thing nowadays and with all the movies nowadays about crazy therapist villains maybe we don't really want to seek help anymore. Jokes aside, she is really really good and no matter what, I can feel her support and she would always try her best to help me with any situation. Highly recommend!!!!!!
Karin has been very understanding, helpful, and compassionate. I've really appreciated her help
Karin was wonderful to talk to and helped me to realize that I am my own worst critic. I would highly recommend her.
Karin is very supportive and an excellent listener. She responds to messages very promptly and is super accommodating for people with busy schedules. I really appreciate her strength-based approach as well.
Karin is an amazing listener, very validating and she raised a lot of important questions for me. She was very good at quickly recognizing what might be happening in a situation/good insight providing thoughtful feedback and she was sensitive to my beliefs and values, showing great empathy without being pushy. She was also extremely flexible and caring in her approach which meant a lot. <3
Karin is wonderful, she listens and understands your problems. Helps you to move forward.
Karin helped me to work toward self confidence
Karin is great! I strongly recommend!
Karin is a big cheerleader. She is on your side.
Karin is amazing. She has such a gift for what she does and you can tell she is genuinely invested in your well being. Would highly recommend, she truly inspires your heart to be the best possible you :)
I’ve been wanting to reach out for therapy for years now, and by the time I felt I really needed it, we were in a global pandemic.
I thought that the process would be very gradual and lengthy, but we jumped right in without hesitation, which was really nice. She’s a great listener and truly shows that she cares about you and your life. Her schedule is often very flexible so I can chat with her whenever I feel it’s necessary. She always replies within a few hours if it isn’t urgent and always has helpful things to say. It’s only been a few works and overall she is a very uplifting support system to me. Reaching out was exactly what I’ve been needing all this time and Karin has truly made my first experience an amazing one!
Karen is incredible. I was so hesitant to try BetterHelp because I have had bad experiences with telecommunication therapy in the past. This wasn’t the case with Karen. She listens, remembers and provides insights or suggestions catered to my individual growth. I came to her at my lowest and I am proud to say I am starting to slowly feel like myself again. Personally, I tend to have negative voice that criticizes me, Karen does an amazing job building me up and reminding me of my self worth. That’s been critical in helping mute that nasty internal feedback. Since starting Better Help, I have also gotten my sister to sign up. Mental health wasn’t prioritized in my family growing up, I’m proud to say we’re prioritizing it now.
It's only been a few weeks but she is very caring and helps me feel awesome about taking the first steps to counseling!