Mary Johnson, LPC


Treatment Philosophy

I believe in creating a safe, non-judgmental space where my clients feel comfortable sharing and working towards their mental health goals.  I value my clients' input and work with them as a team to tackle life’s challenges. I believe that any client who makes the choice to reach out during a difficult time is brave and deserves to be heard. Tailoring my client’s treatment plan to their individual needs and goals is of the utmost importance to me as a therapist.  I use a strengths-based approach to meet my clients where they are, and utilize the strengths they already possess to help them reach their identified treatment goals.

Areas of Expertise & Interest

I enjoy working with adolescent, emerging adult and adult populations experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress and burnout or difficulties with self-esteem. I have experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strengths-Based Therapy which are empirically validated theories that are proven to be effective. I use a variety of techniques and interventions depending on the individual client.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, walking my dog, going to the movies, and baking new recipes.

Experience & Training

I am a licensed professional counselor. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from North Central College and went on to earn my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lewis University.  As an undergraduate, I had the opportunity to assist with a middle school group for clients experiencing anxiety and depression. While finishing my graduate program, I completed my internship at the counseling and wellness center on campus at the University of St. Francis. During my internship I worked with young adults to achieve their academic and mental health goals.

Client Age Range

Age 12 & up