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Shayla Johnson, LPC

Addictions Relationship issues Family conflicts Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee with over 8 years of experience working as an individual and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, familial issues, addiction issues, career challenges, and multi-cultural concerns. I am also a trauma informed counselor and I really enjoy working with families and individuals.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, experiential, psycho-educational and solution-focused counseling techniques. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Multicultural Concerns, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

TN LPC 3508


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

Very attentive and effective

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Shayla for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Shayla is the best therapist I have worked with. She listens, but is not solely passive— she points out patterns and has very interesting and helpful perspectives on issues I thought I had analyzed from every angle. But, she’s never pushy or over bearing. She is professional yet clearly caring and kind. I cannot recommend her enough!

Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Shayla for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Shayla is the absolute best and I wouldn’t want any other therapist.

Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Shayla for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I feel absolutely comfortable and safe when talking to Shayla she is super nice and understanding and allows me to feel human when chatting and not just like I’m talking to a robot. I love the fact that I have grown so much mentally and emotionally in the short time I have been chatting with her!

Written on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Shayla for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Shayla is an incredible therapist. I have made so much growth and gained confidence in myself in such a short period of time. I would recommend Shayla to anyone.

Written on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Shayla for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Shayla is incredible. She is very responsive. Extremely patient, and always comes with solutions. She is a kind heart, and I always look forward to our sessions.

Written on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Shayla for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety