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

Our Team

Paola Johnson, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Other Languages

Approach

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.

Education

MS - Clinical Psychology, San Francisco State University

Internship, San Francisco State University Community Psychology Clinic

License Number and State

CA 104429

Pronouns

she/her

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.