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Stephanie Johnson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Depression Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois.

My counseling style is warm and conversational. My goal is to help you identify how to overcome your current worries and stress. My primary work has been helping clients overcome significant life changes and the stress that comes with those changes.

I have enjoyed working with men and women of all ages but particularly women navigating work, children and common life stress. Staying committed to who we are as individuals while balancing work, home, and family can be stressful and overwhelming! I have experience working with those struggling with infertility and child loss. I also have experience working with traumatic brain injury, stroke, and dementia. The stressors that follow a chronic illness or diagnosis can be debilitating on their own. I am here to help guide you through these feelings and find your best coping strategy.

Depression and anxiety can feel consuming. I do not believe in one size fits all therapeutic approaches and will find what works best for you and your unique circumstances.

I would be honored to join you on your journey to feeling empowered.

Sending you peace,

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Family Problems, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Traumatic Brain Injury

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing

License information

IL LCSW 149.021718


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

Stephanie has helped me in so many ways, and I am so thankful I found her a year ago. She is kind, funny and genuinely interested in my story.

Written on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 11 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Stephanie is great!! She’s the type of person who can help you see things different, but also comes as one of those people who you can easily grab a drink with. Down to earth. I can def recommend her especially if you need someone to talk to, talk therapy is her jam! She’ll give u some good homework for the week. And I can tell she has a good heart. ☺️

Written on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Stephanie is very helpful, welcoming, and understanding. I’d recommend her to a friend without hesitation.

Written on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Stephanie is an incredibly competent, patient, warm, and compassionate counselor. She is skilled at building trust and creating a safe space to explore and work through your emotions. I am incredibly grateful for the space that she has helped me to create so that I can finally face the things that I have spent my life running from. Knowing that each week I have an ally who will sit down with me, listen, and guide with such compassion is a gift that goes beyond words. Her work is incredibly meaningful and highly impactful.

Written on Dec 22, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Stephanie has done such a good job of keeping me grounded, feeling heard and she has really pushed me to talk about some tough things. But with her support, I feel so much more equipped to tackle all of these emotions and it feels so good being seen.

Written on Nov 11, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Stephanie Halihan is very empathetic and very capable of staying focused on my main issue. She quickly offered suggestions to help me.

Written on Oct 19, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse