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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
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 , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Men's Issues , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IA LMHC 001531
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Paul is thoughtful and compassionate. He listens well and knows how to get to the critical questions. Very supportive.
Does very well and has been helping me.
I've only had a couple of sessions, but so far I've been given nothing but kindness, understanding and support. This is my first time seeking therapy of any sort as an adult and any apprehensions I had were quickly put to rest by Paul. He presents himself confidently and his friendly disposition makes him easy to work with.
Paul has been so wonderful and helpful. Only had two sessions and he's already helped me help myself feel better.
Paul is exceptional. He listens to your wants and needs, helps you set goals and supports you. He has and continues to be extremely helpful. His insight and strategies in personal growth are wonderful. 10/10!
Excellent start. Listens. Asks good, simple questions.
Paul is down to earth, compassionate, and most importantly, wise. He clarifies and asks question to prompt thinking. He cares and responds to my needs.
I believe that God ordained our matchup on betterhelp . Paul has been exactly what I have needed at this stage in my life . And has given me some good key tools on moving forward . thanks for everything.
Paul has been very insightful and eye opening in my journey of growth. He is very easy to talk to and receptive to my feelings.
Paul is authentic, professional and cares about people.
Paul is an excellent therapist that I would recommend without hesitation. I feel safe sharing and talking without fear of judgement or misunderstanding. Paul is fantastic at listening, expressing compassion, sharing genuine interest or concern, and offering realistic solutions and steps to take to overcome obstacles or difficulties. He encourages and praises regularly even if I feel I'm not making the progress I want and it helps me keep life in perspective.
Paul is laid-back and down to earth in his style of communication. He empathizes well but also gives practical advice.
Amazing person, just what I was looking for
Paul is very caring, personable and experienced. I really enjoy working with him and value his input.
Paul is a wonderful person who os really helping me and i am greafull for it.
Paul is awesome