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Thomas Johnson, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

I'm currently licensed for practice in Alabama and for those of you who may be considering contacting a mental health counselor here, I would welcome any input or questions you might have. After graduation from the University of Alabama School of Social Work in 1973, I entered the practice field working in a psychiatric in-patient facility providing counseling services for individuals experiencing chronic mental health issues. In 1977, I transitioned to a clinical social worker position with the Department of Veterans Affairs and was part of an inter-disciplinary team providing outpatient mental health assessment and treatment services to veterans and their family members.

For the next 43 years I had the privilege and honor of providing both individual and group counseling services to thousands of veterans, both male and female, combat and non-combat related. I was able to gain a wide range of experience working within a broad spectrum of issues including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, marital and family dysfunction, as well as other adverse circumstances impacting the quality of life for those experiencing them.

I'm always flexible in my treatment approach and strive first of all, to lay a solid foundation of empathy and trust through a non-judgmental perspective. I utilize various therapeutic modalities, depending on what we feel is the best fit for you at any given point in therapy, and will always be open to your input. My treatment approach reflects awareness that the client typically is always the best judge of what's working for them. While no counselor can be a perfect fit for everyone, I would be more than happy to talk with you further and together we can explore available options in getting you headed in the best direction for your life.

Professional experience

47yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress

License information

AL LICSW 0728c


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

Mr. Johnson is absolutely the kindest person I've met in a very long time. His capacity for empathy and finding the good in a situation is great and so his ability to help a person begin to see the best is really a possibility.
I don't normally look on the bright side, but have found I tend do so more lately than I have before.

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

He’s a great therapist. Has a lot of wisdom and experience in the specific areas that apply to me. He’s an older fella and I think it contributes very much to his outlook on the bigger picture. He’s very good at teaching techniques that can help change behavior that you are focused on improving and helping you work through things.

Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues