Dr. Mahina Johnson


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.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #60866596 (Expires: 2023-03-13)


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.

Written by C.H. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Mahina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mahina is the most down to earth, caring, and empathetic person I have ever met. She listens so well, offers incredible feed back, helps show you the reality of situations, and is incredible at what she does.

Written by S.A. on May 15, 2022 after therapy with Mahina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr Johnson is great!

Work with me!