Therapist Profile

Name:
Ms. Lesli Johnson, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
200 E. Del Mar BLVD., Ste. 119 Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone:
(310) 614-1867
Location:
9107 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 200 Beverly Hills, CA 90210-5522
Phone:
(310) 614-1867
License Number
LMFT40345
Practicing Since:
2003
Additional Licenses:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I have seen how the powerful process of psychotherapy helps people cope with life’s challenges and find inner strength. Therapy reduces the symptoms of depression, suffering and anxiety and promotes resilience. Additionally it helps improve attuned communication and understanding in relationships. Effective psychotherapy elicits change and guides people toward living more authentically. I realize that people often seek help at their most vulnerable times. I am aware of this as I guide my clients toward a better understanding of themselves and their inner world, thereby allowing for emotional growth, peace and the attainment of personal goals. My current practice includes a variety of clientele including adult individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties. I also work with couples, adolescents and children. I have special expertise in working with members of the adoption triad: adoptees, adoptive parents and birth parents. I am trained in two very effective trauma therapies: Brainspotting and EMDR. Additionally, I was an Executive Supervisor of the nationally recognized Maple Center's Crisis Response Team for over 12 years. I have extensive experience working with issues of grief, loss and trauma. Personal therapy is a unique collaboration between the therapist and the client(s). I work from a relational framework, often utilizing mindfulness-based approaches in my practice. I consider how individuals are affected by their environments, past and present experiences and the interplay between the mind and the body. I am committed to nurturing a trusting relationship in my practice where patients can feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings thereby achieving a deeper sense of self-knowing and the ability to live an integrated and balanced life.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Flexible daytime and evening hours. Some weekend hours.
Services
I work with individual adults, adolescents and families. I am trained in both EMDR and Brainspotting. I have a special interest in working with members of the adoption community. I facilitate adoption support groups for all members of the triad. (Please contact me directly for more information). I also provide clinical supervision for MFT interns who are accruing their hours. (Please contact me directly for more information).
Insurance
Call Office for Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
MA Clinical Psychology Antioch University, 2000 BA Communications Pepperdine University 1990

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
CAMFT Certified Supervisor
Children
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
EMDR
Families
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Parenting
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Telephone/Online Therapy
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Systems
Certifications
• California Marriage and Family Therapist License MFC 40345 • Clinical Supervisor for MFT Interns * EMDR Trained and Certified *. Brainspotting Trained • Member of CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) • Member American Assoc. for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) • Pro-bono work: Children’s Psychotherapy Project/A Home Within • Consulting therapist: Children’s Lifesaving Foundation, Santa Monica
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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