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Dr. Mahina Johnson, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Anger management Depression
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About me

When human beings experience mental health problems and/or crisis, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My great passion is bringing understanding and healing to people who have been through the stressful experience of mental health deterioration. I help my patients, who include children, adults and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe.

I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Beck modalities, Illness Management and Recovery, Motivational Interviewing, Humanistic Psychology, Trauma Informed Interventions, Adult and Adolescent Suicide Assessment/Treatment and Intervention.

My educational background includes an B.A. in Psychology from Hawaii Pacific University, an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from the WA School of Professional Psychology AU, and an Doctor of Behavioral Health from Arizona State University. I have worked across many Western Washington counties over the past 15 years in the fields of State and International Foster Care and Child Trauma Counseling, Crisis Counseling with Children with Developmental Disabilities and their families, Chronic Adult Homeless populations, Adult and Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Recovery, Adult Inpatient Psychiatric care for severe mental health disorders (Involuntary and Voluntary), and Adult Intensive Outpatient Counseling for Adults with severe chronic mental health conditions. I hold specialty training and certification in Trauma Informed Care, LGTBQIA+, Queer affirming-therapy, BIPOC therapeutic approaches, Mood Disorders, and Personality Disorders.

*Please note I do not have late afternoon/evening or weekend appointments available at this time.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

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

License information

WA LMHC 60866596


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

Mahina has helped save my life. She is incredibly thoughtful, caring, reassuring, and an all around amazing human being.

Written on Mar 01, 2023 after therapy with Mahina for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr Johnson is the best!

Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Mahina for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Johnson has been a great therapist, she not only listens and provides a new perspective for me, but she also pushes me outside of my comfort zone so I can better myself.

Written on Nov 05, 2022 after therapy with Mahina for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

My weekly conversations with Dr. Johnson are the one time every week when I really feel like I can connect with another person. Aging and abandoned by most of my family, there are few places I can turn. Thank God Mahina is there to listen and support. I don't know where I would be without her nonjudgmental support and encouragement.

Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Mahina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Dr Johnson is a wonderful therapist for me. She is like chatting with a wise friend who really cares.

Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Mahina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem