Lou Ellen Johnson

(LMHC)
Therapist Lou Ellen Johnson Photo

About Me

Hello:
I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, and addiction issues.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, solution focused, and motivational interviewing. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am here to create a safe space for you to tell your story without judgement. I will come along side you to help you make positive choices to create increased self love, and healthier and more fulfilling relationships with others.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , 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:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH12376 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by R.O. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Lou Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Listens and gives good advice . Easy to talk to as well I am comfortable .

Written by M.E. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Lou Ellen for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

My counselor, Lou Ellen Johnson, is AMAZING. I absolutely adore her. She is kind and patient. I personally seclude myself when I start to get depressed or have too many things going on that overwhelm me and Mrs. Lou Ellen is constantly supporting me and encouraging me to participate but does not push me. She may use a little reverse psychology to get me to continue but ultimately she is just trying to help me.
I love how relatable she is and so comfortable to talk to. I typically have a hard time expressing myself, but Mrs. Lou Ellen is so easy to talk to. I am not a very proud person, but she has been so great with encouragement and with explaining certain things that she has helped me be proud of myself and so much more confident.
In the short amount of time that I have been speaking with Mrs. Lou Ellen, I have overcome many different obstacles that I have not had the courage to in many years.
I am a private person and shut down a lot, but BetterHelp is now an essential in my life. I am so happy that I started and if I could shout to every person in the world how amazing my specific counselor is, I would! She is AWESOME! Definitely not the typical therapist, she makes things fun and helps you be confident in yourself. The BEST decision I have made so far!!

Written by S.H. on Oct 23, 2021 after therapy with Lou Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Lou Ellen is ver compassionate and caring. Her life experiences compliment her counseling advice. Her insight is very accurate. She is a skilled professional.

Written by G.A. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Lou Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Lou Ellen is wonderful, comforting, caring and knowledgeable! Feel blessed I found her.

Written by L.I. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Lou Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Great counselor, pays attention to all details and keeps you at your pace, supports and understands. I’m happy I met her

Written by J.O. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Lou Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She’s excellent

Written by O.S. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Lou Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very fun and kind, I greatly appreciate her empathy and her ability to see things from my perspective and then offer tangible advice that I can easily apply.

Written by A.M. on Jun 27, 2021 after therapy with Lou Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Although my time was short with Lou Ellen (3 sessions) I truly loved every minute with her! She was very helpful immediately beginning with the very first session. She was a great listener and provided helpful worksheets and activities that helped me cope with my situation. She was very personable and so easy to talk to. A big thank you to Lou Ellen!!

Written by S.A. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Lou Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Lou Ellen is AMAZING!!! I dont know where I would be without her!! She always listens abd offers advice. Just an amazing person all around! Thank you Lou Ellen for everything!!!

Written by M.A. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Lou Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’m so happy with this experience as at the present time counselors on my insurance have a 2 month wait time to be seen once . I do wish my insurance covered this but I am perfectly capable of paying and it’s worth it

Written by E.D. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Lou Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and compassion fatigue

My counselor has been very supportive and has allows followed up with. She looks out for my interest in getting better and I feel comfortable talking to her and explaining my situation