My name is Pamela Johnson and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have practiced as a psychotherapist for over ten years providing evidence based, effective counseling to help clients get through tough situations. I specialize in working with adolescent, teens, young adults(up to 25 years of age), and parents. I am trained in using Cognitive Behavior Therapy and I help clients understand how their thoughts impact their feelings and behaviors.
My perspective on human beings is that we are filled with resilience and that if we orient our thoughts positively, we can overcome the most adverse and traumatic situations.
I emphasize the use of positive thinking to help clients build resilience when faced with challenges in life. I strongly believe that remaining optimistic helps us better cope with our situations and optimism also assists us in our overall recovery process. It is my goal to help you increase your resilience and to equip you with the necessary skills to experience your best life.
I use strength-based approaches during counseling where I highlight the client’s strengths as a way to help them overcome and achieve. This has proven very effective as it increases the client’s belief in self by using historical and current successes or strengths.
My mission is to help my clients obtain the essential skills necessary to grow and reach their full potential. I truly believe that growth is the evidence of life and I would love to work with you to help you grow so that you can experience a fulfilled life.
I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Prejudice and Discrimination
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
GA LPC 007455
Pamela is wonderful. Insightful and really helps me clarify my issues in life. I am so indebted to her for her expertise and kind ways.
Written on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Kind, patient and nurturing
Written on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Pamela has been wonderful. This is my second time using Better Help. My first time I had an unsatisfactory experience. I decided to try it again and was paired with Pamela. Pamela has truly made me feel cared for and I believe at the end of this journey with her I will have the tools to help in the future.
Written on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and adhd
Pamela is very helpful, very positive, but not in a way that makes me feel like my feelings are invalid. Overall just feeling validated is really great.
Written on Aug 05, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd