Mariel Johnson

Therapist Mariel Johnson Photo

About Me

You are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, hopeless, exhausted, full of self-doubt; I can help. Its hard feeling like you are going through things alone and the people in your life don't get it; I'm here to listen and not judge.

With patience and compassion, we will begin therapy by exploring what you want and need from our work together. With over 10 years of experience, I value using solutions to help you heal and get relief as quickly and effectively as possible. With my vast experience in adolescent residential treatment centers, adolescent partial hospitalization programs and private practice, I am no stranger to helping budge and improve severe and complex issues. Using caring with honesty and directness, I aim to help you reach your goals so you can focus on living and thriving as you grow into adulthood!

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and received my clinical training at the University of Central Florida’s Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy master’s program. Since 2011 I have worked with a broad spectrum of clients including @ the UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute, owning a private practice, acute and residential hospitals; training includes Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, am certified in DBT, CBT, and various other interventions to treat the spectrum of Trauma, Anxiety and Impulse Control disorders. I also enjoy working with SCD and high functioning ASD clients, adolescents, personality disorders and working families; one of my passions is working with teens, which I consider one of my strongest specialties. I am a proud daughter and sister of military members and always feel honored to work with veterans and the military. I am a qualified mental health counseling and marriage and family therapy supervisor, registered with the state of Florida, and has been offering clinical supervision and consultation to a number of counseling interns since 2016.


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

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #MH11591 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Written by A.M. on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Mariel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coaching

Mariel has been such an important rock for me these past weeks as I was dealing with a toxic work environment and struggling to work through some things from growing up. She has made me feel so respected and worthy and has been amazing helping me grow.

Written by E.R. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Mariel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and adhd

I’ve only had two sessions with Mariel so far, but so far I am loving her! I’ve tried therapy a few times in the past, but I never really connected with past therapists. I feel so much more comfortable and motivated after two sessions with Mariel than I have with anybody else. Would definitely recommend Mariel and teen counseling to anybody who is looking to start therapy.

Written by A.M. on Nov 21, 2021 after therapy with Mariel for 2 weeks

Mariel has been so helpful with navigating therapy for our daughter. She met with us through the app and discussed our situation. After she developed a therapy plan, she made sure we understood how it would work and how we could get ahold of her. The convenience of the app with making an appointment and chatting in app for reminders and questions is awesome. Our daughter loves that Mariel has night appointments on the app via video. That way she can talk to someone from the comfort of her own bedroom after a long day at school.