About Me

Hi! Welcome to the website! My name is Paul Johnston. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Iowa. As of today’s date, I have been a licensed therapist first in Colorado from 1995 to 2011, and then in Iowa since 2013. Overall, I have 33 years of experience providing mental health services for a wide range of different clients with varying concerns.

I believe in a client centered approach which means that I am focused on understanding your specific issues and concerns. Over the years, my work has led me to focus on depression, anxiety, stress reduction and trauma. My approach to therapy is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The treatment plans that we develop will be based on your individual needs and symptoms.
My approach is warm, and client centered. I believe in treating all my clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I do not believe in labels that stereotype. My approach has allowed me to work with individuals who prefer a Christian approach.
Making real change takes courage, determination and insight. Seeking help is usually the first step towards accomplishing those goals. If I seem like a good fit for you or a loved one, I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #001531 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Paul Johnston. 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 J.A. on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Just what I needed

Written by R.A. on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Paul is laid-back and down to earth in his style of communication. He empathizes well but also gives practical advice.

Written by N.A. on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Amazing person, just what I was looking for

Written by S.A. on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 1 month on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Paul is very caring, personable and experienced. I really enjoy working with him and value his input.

Written by J.U. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Paul is a wonderful person who os really helping me and i am greafull for it.

Written by L.A. on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Paul is awesome

Work with me!