My name is Vielka E. Johnson. I received my BA in Psychology in 1996 from the University of Colorado. In 1998 I moved to San Antonio, TX and continued in receiving my master’s degree in counseling and in 2006 was licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners and a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been fortunate to have worked with such a diverse population within our community. My background primarily is with children and adolescents ages 3 to 18; however, I have worked with young adults and adults up to the ages of 65+.
I have worked in variety of settings to include community agencies, school settings and residential facilities. I have experience in working with therapeutic foster care children, family domestic violence, mental and physical abuse, the mobile crisis unit, and crisis intervention. I am trained in Trauma Focus CBT. I also incorporate different modalities approaches to address the needs of the client. I am deeply committed in assisting clients with identifying their strengths and weaknesses; learning new skills to achieve their goals and improve their lives.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 59981
Vielka Johnson is a fantastic therapist. She listens to me and all my concerns, asks me great questions to get me thinking deeper and recommends the best advice. Each week I look forward to getting to chat with her.
Written on Dec 20, 2023 after therapy with Vielka for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
I love my therapist so far. One of main worries about getting a new therapist was me not liking them for whatever reason. But there is no way not to like Vielka. I look forward to our counseling sessions and would definitely recommend her hands down.
Written on Dec 19, 2023 after therapy with Vielka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I never leave a meeting without an assignment or tool that helps me to be better from session to session.
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Vielka for 6 months
Ms Johnson truly listens and walks you down the path towards figuring out a solution. She is open and shares. I never feel judged. It’s always a safe space.
Written on Jul 26, 2023 after therapy with Vielka for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
From the 1st session, she got a feel for my situation right off the bat. It was awesome to hear someone tell me on the other end that we have a plan and can continue to work together with that plan. She is a very good listener and with more things I bring to the table she is able to immediately move forward and help me!
Written on Feb 24, 2023 after therapy with Vielka for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Vielka is a wonderful person and clearly has great insight.
Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Vielka for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd