Heather Johnson

(LCSW, Type, 73, PEL)

About Me

“It's not how many times you get knocked down that count, it's how many times you get back up. ” —George A. Custer

Thank you for taking the time to consider me as your counselor. I have a strong passion for social justice, advocating for the rights of vulnerable populations, and working with developing adults. My passion took me from work as a homeless and crisis domestic violence case manager after college, to graduate school for my masters in social work. I have worked mainly with children and teenagers, focusing on stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and lots of different social and relational issues. I have experience in working with social anxiety, Autism, ADHD, and developmental disabilities. I have experience working with Christian counseling and can provide biblically-based counseling to those interested. I have experience working with personality disorders, mood disorders, sexual disorders, and various trauma-based concerns. I have my Bachelors of Psychology and my Masters of Social Work from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Clinical Social Work Licensure, and my school endorsement (Type 73). I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational-Emotive Therapy, Christian Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, and Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy techniques. I have certifications in Mindfulness Techniques and Crisis Intervention Prevention. I will listen, try to understand what your therapy goals are, and meet you where you are at. I believe in utilizing a Humanistic approach to clients, which means I tend to be client-centered, and work with individuals on achieving their personal potential. There are no bad questions, there is no one whose situation is beyond hope. I am ready if you are willing to start your journey to a better spot with me today.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149019577 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Oct 10, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 4 months on issues concerning career difficulties

She's a great listener. She's very encouraging and very understanding.

Written by B.E. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks

Heather was very quick to understand the dynamic between my wife and myself ... Within the very first 50 minute session she'd already helped each of us to have deep insights into the other's feelings and needs.

Written by R.O. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She is amazing! I appreciate all her advice and suggestions for growth.

Written by T.E. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Heather was amazing to deal with and started to help me after just 2 sessions. She was very personal and professional.

Written by M.E. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Heather is one of the best counselors I have ever spoken with. She is so insightful and clearly has a deep understanding for what couples need.

Written by T.O. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Heather Johnson is extremely empathetic and professional. She really cares about her clients and goes above and beyond to help them with their concerns. She is very knowledgable and compassionate. I highly recommend Heather!

Written by J.E. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

She’s amazing love all the help and skills I have learned so grateful.

Written by B.L. on Apr 25, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Great! Highly recommended.

Written by L.I. on Apr 14, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks

Has a very neutral demeanor which is helpful in dealing with emotional teens. Has a great understanding of the teenage brain and offers useful suggestions.

Written by J.A. on Apr 07, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 3 weeks on issues concerning adhd

In the short time I used teen counseling, Heather was an absolute pleasure to work with! She offered solutions to my concerns during our conversation and had a very positive way of speaking! Highly recommend.

Written by P.O. on Mar 10, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very helpful