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Dr. Stacy Johnston, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Depression

About me

I am licensed in California with 32 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

NOTE-I do provide asynchronous text messaging only and prefer it for the following reasons: very flexible with no scheduling necessary, can refer back to our conversation at any time day or night and get a response anywhere from within a few hours to no later than 12 hours typically, with multiple exchanges in one day/evening when not busy, allows both parties to be on their own time schedule at their convenience, and for some it is easier to express thoughts and feelings in writing versus verbally or when on camera. I have worked this way for over a year and have had success with many clients who work well with this format. It is not for everyone, but for some, it does work really well and provides more contact than a weekly live session does. I hope to work with you soon!

Professional experience

32yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Attachment issues, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

CA Psychologist 17457


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

Dr. Johnston has helped me process some things and get over a mental hurdle I had set up for myself.

Written on May 21, 2024 after therapy with Stacy for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, grief, and eating disorders

I just started my therapy with Dr. Johnston a few weeks ago and given my husband's illness have not been able to regularly communicate with her. However, just having her there and checking in on me has been such a help. In responding to her questions I am able to share my emotional state. It helps knowing there is someone I can share my inner state with. Thanks, Dr. Johnston.

Written on May 06, 2024 after therapy with Stacy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Johnston approach therapy is very helpful. Writing through text about my problems or my difficulties in life helps me to think throughly about the questions and when I answer sometimes I will cry and this helps me and I feel relief. After writing about my struggles and cry I am like new to continue in life. Very thankful with her.

Written on Apr 29, 2024 after therapy with Stacy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I greatly appreciate the time you dedicate to me and for not giving up on me as my previous therapist did. You have shined so much light into my situation and I will forever be greatful. You have been an immense tool for me to not go crazy with my situation and have had the right words to calm my anxiety. Thank you so very much

Written on Apr 20, 2024 after therapy with Stacy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes