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Kristen Johnson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Bipolar disorder Depression Compassion fatigue
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About me

Reaching out to schedule an initial therapy session can be intimidating. For this reason, my priority as a therapist is to provide a safe and confidential space for my clients in which they can share and feel heard and understood. I am passionate about providing to each individual a unique and creative therapeutic approach to meet their specific goals and needs.

My approach incorporates cognitive behavioral, expressive arts, and solution-focused techniques. The intention behind my work is to help my clients build self-confidence and increase self-awareness, thus enhancing their potential to attain personal goals in therapy and make desired positive change in their lives.

My counseling experience includes assisting individuals with life transitions, grief, anxiety, communication, depression, infertility, stress management, relationship difficulties, and addictive behaviors. I also see clients who are experiencing perinatal and post-partum anxiety and/or depression. During my 25-year career, I have worked in a variety of therapy settings, including private practice, hospice care, public mental health agencies, and treatment centers.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues

License information

VA LCSW 0904008573

Reviews

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

A blessing. Listens attentively and helps me stay focused on the goal of getting better.

Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She won't waste your time if you're not very compatible, but she is good about challenging your predispositions

Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very easy to talk to. Very knowledgeable!

Written on Dec 24, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

In the few months that I've been working with Kristen, she's really helped me to explore the sources of my anxiety and depression and to finds ways to manage and overcome the emotions that have been holding me back...I am feeling so much better in such a short time thanks to Kristen's help!

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Absolutely love Kristen. She has helped me drastically within the last couples sessions.

Written on Nov 20, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Kristen has been a huge help for me when I first found out I was pregnant and was a struggling with the hormonal roller coaster. She was always able to provide a different perspective and help me see things differently. I’ve never had really good experiences with therapy and it was so different with her. She was casual but insightful and I never felt judged by her. Can’t recommend her enough!

Written on Nov 18, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and adhd