Chris Johnson, LMSW, CAADC
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
My work consists of providing a welcoming, profoundly non-judgmental atmosphere where one can experience the safety that human relationships may offer. I truly believe people first need the basics. We connect and flourish in therapy when provided with acceptance, respect and dignity in a non-shaming relationship. I take a holistic approach and incorporate foundational needs that are often overlooked. Sometimes the simplest solution may be most effective, while other situations may call for a deeper dive that will uncover a path to healing. Regardless, I leave the direction and pacing up to my clients to preserve autonomy and self-determination.
I received my master's degree in social work from the University of Michigan in 2015 and my background includes treating a broad array of mental and substance use disorders in the outpatient therapy setting. Currently, I work with adults individually, though I do have experience facilitating group therapy. I operate from a trauma-informed perspective and employ techniques from several evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness-based approaches. I believe that positive reinforcement and compassion can lend a strong hand to the other therapeutic devices used. Areas of interest include Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety and depression.