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Paola Johnson, LMFT
I understand that therapy is a collaborative process and I work closely with my clients to create a safe and supportive environment where they can feel heard, understood, and empowered.

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Paola Johnson, LMFT

Location

Licensed in

CA

Other Languages

Approach

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have dedicated my professional life to helping individuals heal from the effects of trauma and improve their overall well-being. My approach is informed by the latest trauma research and is centered on a trauma-informed perspective, which recognizes the far-reaching impact that early life experiences can have on one's emotions, behaviors, and relationships.

To help my clients overcome the challenges they face, I implement an eclectic therapeutic approach that draws upon person-centered therapy, Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, Brainspotting, and Internal Family Systems to help clients identify, process and regulate their emotions, allowing them to gain a deeper insight into their emotional experiences and develop healthier coping strategies.

In my practice, I understand that therapy is a collaborative process and I work closely with my clients to create a safe and supportive environment where they can feel heard, understood, and empowered. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is key to successful therapy, and I strive to foster a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental space where my clients can explore their emotions, develop self-awareness, and form more fulfilling relationships with themselves and others.

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 your interests outside of work?

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

What book have you read more than once?

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.