Karin Johnson

(LMSW, QMHP)

About Me

*The first step to getting anywhere, is deciding you’re no longer willing to stay where you are! *

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Other #6801064355 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Reviews

Written by A.H. on Sep 26, 2020 after counseling with Karin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by S.T. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Karin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Karin is great at giving me ideas that I normally would not think about doing. Great lister abs advisor.

Written by K.E. on Aug 28, 2020 after counseling with Karin for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

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!!!!!!

Written by L.I. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Karin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Karin has been very understanding, helpful, and compassionate. I've really appreciated her help

Written by J.O. on Aug 06, 2020 after counseling with Karin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Shes great

Written by M.I. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Karin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Karin was wonderful to talk to and helped me to realize that I am my own worst critic. I would highly recommend her.

Written by D.A. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Karin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by S.H. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Karin for 1 week on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

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

Written by M.A. on Jul 06, 2020 after counseling with Karin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, and grief

Karin is wonderful, she listens and understands your problems. Helps you to move forward.

Written by C.É. on Jun 24, 2020 after counseling with Karin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Karin helped me to work toward self confidence

Written by L.E. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Karin for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Karin is great! I strongly recommend!

Written by L.I. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Karin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Karin is a big cheerleader. She is on your side.

Written by K.H. on May 25, 2020 after counseling with Karin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Excellent!

Written by L.I. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with Karin for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

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 :)

Written by G.W. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Karin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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!

Written by Z.A. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Karin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by J.A. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Karin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

It's only been a few weeks but she is very caring and helps me feel awesome about taking the first steps to counseling!