Amber Danielle Johnson
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Amber Danielle Johnson

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois Waitlist Online

Current waitlist with availability for session in coming weeks (approximately 2 weeks).

Updated March 10, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Postpartum depression
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Transition to new parenthood
  • Childhood trauma

Professional statement

Amber Johnson (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. With 7 years of professional work experience, Amber has worked with clients across the lifespan bring 7 years of professional work experience, working with clients across the life cycle and with a variety of needs such as: healing from trauma, navigating life transitions, adjusting to parenthood, coping with grief/loss, and addressing race related issues.

As a wife, Mom and therapist, Amber understands how scary and lonely the transition into motherhood can be. She is passionate about working with moms who may be struggling to adjust to their new role and care for themselves. She approaches the therapeutic space with compassionate individualized care and believes in identifying and building upon each clients' strengths to help them step more fully into their lives.

Prior to founding ADJ Counseling and Wellness in May 2022, Amber worked in a variety of mental health and health care settings. In those settings Amber gathered the skills needed to support women who may have experienced loss, struggled to conceive, or had a difficult time reconnecting with themselves after starting a family. Understanding the many demands that life places on us all, Amber created a ADJ Counseling and Wellness with busy Moms in mind. ADJ is a fully remote practice, making therapy more accessible to all in need of a compassionate space to grow!


Message to clients

Being a mom is not easy and asking for help can be incredibly hard, but I am here for you. No matter where you are in your motherhood journey, we all need the reminder to take time to care for ourselves. I understand how important it is to have a safe space to land when it feels like the world is expecting so much of you. If the journey into motherhood has left you feeling lost, overwhelmed, or uncertain about who you are, you deserve a safe space to learn how to prioritize yourself. When working with me, you will be met with compassion, humor and authenticity. It's important to me that you take care of you!


Specialties

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Postpartum depression - Coping with persistent feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and/or being overwhelmed after the birth of a child; developing strategies for more positive thought patterns and behaviors.

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (55min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri 8am-2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

North Shore Family Services, Therapist, 2018 - 2021
ABC Counseling and Family Services, Sexual Abuse Therapist, 2015 - 2018

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MSW, 2015


Licensure

Illinois: 149020402


Languages

English