Laura Johnson

(MS, LPC, SAC)
Therapist Laura Johnson Photo

About Me

Hello!

Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. I also applaud you on taking your first step of this journey. Remember, "life is a journey, not a destination". Just a little bit about me. I graduated from in 2015 from Viterbo University with a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling and I am currently completing my Ph.D. in Advanced Studies of Human Behavior at Capella University. I have a passion for working with others to assist them in living their "best life". I have been blessed with having a wide range of experience including working with parents with custody and placement issues, addictions, Court systems and jail population, Alaskan Natives, children, adults, and military members and their families. I am experienced in individual, group, couples, and family therapies as well as psycho-educational groups.

I use an integrated approach to therapy which has a foundation in client-centered therapy. This means that we will work together to develop a tailor-made plan just for you. I believe in working alongside each other as a team. This is your time and your plan. I believe that most people will say I have a gentle demeanor and a caring personality. I want all my clients to have a positive experience in therapy and feel comfortable sharing their cares, concerns, and dreams.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs hanging out at the house, the camper, or riding the ATV/UTV trails.

I look forward to working together for a better tomorrow.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #7222-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by P.A. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

AMAZING no other words. Just an AMAZING therapist !

Written by B.R. on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Laura has been patient, understanding, and percpetive of my experiences and outlook. She has been very instrumental in my exploration and discovery of my strengths and weak points.

Written by K.I. on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

She is great with coming up with solutions to solve my problems!

Written by T.O. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Laura's expertise was a perfect fit for understanding my issues and concerns. I was quite relieved to find someone so quickly. She is approachable and caring. I highly recommend her.

Written by T.I. on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Laura is very responsive.

Written by S.T. on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I've been working with Laura for over a year now, I have grown so much and have been able to really start healing. I feel completely safe and capable of opening up about any topic.

Written by M.I. on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Laura really listens to my concerns and provides helpful and insightful ways to navigate them.

Written by S.A. on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Laura is great!
We are able to explore a lot of things in my life, she gives quality feed back on the thoughts I am having. She provides good homework as well.

Written by M.A. on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Laura has found a way to make teletherapy as comfortable as seeing a counselor in person. She handles technical issues with grace, and creates a warm, safe environment. She is person focused and makes you feel heard as an individual, rather than scrambling through notes to remember which virtual client you are. Laura can shift seamlessly from listening to offering advice or coping techniques. Laura draws on her life experiences to relate to clients and make you feel like a human rather than a problem to be solved. She is able to shift from serious conversations to light-hearted ones, helping keep the "heaviness" that often comes with processing trauma at a manageable level. Overall, Laura is easy to work with, is flexible with scheduling and makes me feel like my needs are addressed.

Written by G.I. on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She's very professional, all the while being empathetic and compassionate. Highly recommend Laura, I was making progress within a few exchanges.

Written by K.Y. on Aug 02, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I think Laura is really awesome. She's caring, thoughtful, knows her stuff, and enjoyable to talk to, especially when it comes to this. To me, she's been going above and beyond with helping me, and I believe talking to her is helping immensely.

Written by J.U. on Jul 28, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Laura supports me in processing my thoughts. I feel relaxed to talk through things with Laura and when she offers insight it has felt constructive and key to answering my questions, to better understand my problems. I'm so grateful for her expertise that included the life of military children. I'm so grateful I found Better Help.
Thank you both.