Theresa Johnson, L.C.S.W., L.C.A.D.C.
I am Theresa Johnson and have been a social worker since 1992. It was difficult raising two children while earning my social work degree, but I did it! I began my career counseling caregivers of the elderly and disabled as well as the elderly themselves. My ultimate goal was to practice psychotherapy, however, so I changed directions and worked at a partial care facility that served the severely and persistently mentally ill. While there I attained my license in drug and alcohol counseling. After six years in that setting I knew it was time to begin my dream of becoming a psychotherapist. My first position in that area was at a counseling center in 2007.
I thought that was my final move until I came to The Starting Point and opened up a private practice here. I’ve been here for over four years now. Working at The Starting Point is a wonderful way to have a private practice. I have autonomy yet am also surrounded by caring and knowledgeable colleagues. And, of course, I also appreciate the courteous and supportive receptionists!
I believe to be successful it is important that the therapist also to have spent time in therapy themselves. I have seen both male and female therapists and have been in couples counseling at different times in my life. I am proud to say that I have attended many of Vince’s lectures and in the past have also participated in his women’s group.
I work with individuals, couples and families. Through my education and personal experiences I have developed skills to work with clients suffering from trauma, low self-esteem, family crises, anxiety and mood disorders, and addiction. I am a client-centered therapist whose goal is to facilitate people to meet their highest level of expectancy. Sometimes people choose to discuss spiritual aspects of their lives, which I wholeheartedly support.
I am in-network for most health insurance plans, including Medicare, but also accept private payment.