Therapist Kimberly (Kim) Johnson Photo

Kimberly (Kim) Johnson, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBT Trauma and abuse Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Let’s talk! I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience in counseling and teaching undergraduate and graduate social work students. I have worked with both adult and children who have experienced trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ issues and concerns, family conflict, domestic violence, and substance use disorders. My passion is to empower individuals to find their path and their happiness, so they are able to move forward.

My therapy style is interactive, supportive, warm, and empowering. I believe in the dignity and worth of every individual and I believe that everyone deserves compassion. My theoretical approach to treatment is varied but grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. I also use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy.

I am humbled to sit beside you as you begin your journey to a healthier life. I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

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

License information

MI LMSW 6801095343


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kimberly (Kim) Johnson. 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.

Kim has consistently been a wonderful therapist over the last year. I am so grateful to have been paired with her and my life is demonstrably better having worked with her since last summer.

Written on Aug 06, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly (Kim) for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

My sessions with Kim have completely changed my life. She listens and supports me in a way that makes me feel understood and like I'm strong enough to face my demons. I'm very grateful for her.

Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly (Kim) for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Kim Johnson has been a powerful ally in my quest to begin a new chapter in my life. I have utilized one-on-one talk therapy throughout my adult life to better my mental health. I have had many wonderful therapists in my lifetime however Kim is special. I don't feel like a number on a long list of clients. She genuinely cares. I have definitely grown and gone through some very difficult situations and times since I began therapy with her. I may sound like a commercial here and no, I'm not getting paid to say this...betterhelp, you have made mental health affordable and accessible. Thank you.

Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly (Kim) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kim helped me through a very tough time in my life and I am so thankful that I was able to meet her. She is a great therapist, very understanding and supportive. She has a good understanding for what is important for me in the moment and also helps me understand myself better and to have compassion for myself. There is no shame or whatever hard feelings with her and she also helps me to see my own strengths. She is very professional and I would recommend her to anyone I know.

Written on Jun 11, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly (Kim) for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I worked with a few therapists with Betterhelp. Kim was the best! She helped me see things in a different way. Very helpful.

Written on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly (Kim) for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coaching

Thank you for your help!!

Written on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Kimberly (Kim) for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes