Erin Johnston, MSW, LCSW
I value each person that I work with – it is an honor they choose to share their lives with me. My clients are not a specific “type” of person. I enjoy an eclectic practice and work with all ages, individuals, and couples. Many of my clients are working through transition issues, while others are dealing with more chronic mental health issues.
Our sessions should be a positive interaction, even if we are discussing difficult issues. It is my job to make you comfortable and safe so that we can resolve the issues that have brought you to therapy.
My style as a clinician is relaxed and I use a collaborative model of therapy, where sessions tend to have a more of a feeling relaxing in my living room and having a conversation versus a traditional doctor/patient relationship. I do not sit back quietly, but instead engage with you to create movement and change towards a positive outcome. I do not view your issues as coming from an abnormal psychopathology, but instead as your normal reaction to living in a stressful, complex, and contradictory world. I seek to understand your issues in the context of your unique experience rather than viewing you as having something wrong or being broken.
I consider myself to be a different therapist with each client. My focus is on what you need from me….I take my lead from you.
I look forward to talking with you, please contact me and schedule an appointment. You can email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 312-513-3746.
My clients are people who are bothered by an issue or problem they would like resolved, but have not been able to resolve on their own. It might be an old or more recent issue they have with themselves or a problem they are having with someone else. I coach and guide my clients in their learning about and resolving of the issue or problem.
I have worked with a lot of different people over the last 20 years. Each person is unique and has their own issues, the only constant is that they have committed to taking steps to feel better. I enjoy working with anyone who is invested in the process, but have a particular interest in working with those in creative fields and therapists seeking therapy or those experiencing problems with Anxiety, Asperger’s or Borderline Personality Disorder.
In addition to my regular clinical practice I am a divorce mediator and a workplace conflict management facilitator and trainer.