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Paola Johnson, LMFT
I became a therapist to help others find freedom from anything that keeps them from living a fulfilling life.

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Paola Johnson, LMFT


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Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

My therapy style is collaborative, flexible, and empathic. I strive to create a safe and compassionate environment for clients in order to foster self-empowerment, healing, and growth. I work from a trauma informed and strength-based approach, integrating other evidence-based approaches such as, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.


MS - Clinical Psychology, San Francisco State University

Internship, San Francisco State University Community Psychology Clinic

License Number and State

CA 104429



What are you interests outside of work?

Hiking, playing with my daughter, watching movies, reading.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Mindfulness meditation

What is your favorite local restaurant?

Cafe Portugal - I love Portuguese food, it reminds me of home.

What book have you read more than once and why?

Sophie's World, by Jostein Gaarder - it was such a unique experience reading it. I loved that I was able to learn about Philosophy while trying to figure out the mystery of the book.