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.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • ADHD

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


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


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