Johanna Kelly, Therapist in Lafayette, California — Zencare
Johanna Helen Kelly

Johanna Helen Kelly

Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist, LIMFT
California Accepting Online
Lafayette Accepting In-person
Updated February 6, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood trauma
  • Couples counseling
  • Divorce & separation
  • Domestic violence

Professional statement

Johanna Kelly was trained in a "System's" approach to therapy. None of us live in a bubble and to a large degree, we are all affected by the relationships we have in our life (intimate, work, community, familial). When Johanna is working with clients in therapy,, she looks at the systems her clients are involved in. Johanna also believes that the individual issues one presents with are quite valuable and relevant. She examines the interconnectedness between your individual issues and the relationships you are involved in. Johanna helps her clients discover the quality and healthy aspects of a relationship while at the same time, examines where clients are "stuck." We all have the possibilities of turning stale relationships into revived and passionate ones. And we all have the desire to turn difficult parent-child relationships into extraordinary ones. This is part of the work Johanna does with her clients

The clientele Johanna works with are typically individuals/couples who are "stuck" in some transition part of their life. In addition, we are all living in an extremely stressful, overstimulated and chaotic world. Johanna sees clients who are seeking peace, serenity, closure (at times) and the ability to make meaningful movements on their life's journey. Johanna works with individuals from teens to young adults, to middle age adults to those who are now enjoying "Golden Years."

Johanna strives to establish rapport and trust and comfortability from the very first session. Most clients leave her first session feeling heard, validated, comforted and refreshed

with a new perspective.

Johanna's approach is direct, interactive and non-judgmental. Compassion, empathy and accountability for her clients are her strong suit.


Message to clients

Peace, serenity and a refreshed perspective is on its way to you! One thing that makes my therapy unique is that I was afforded the amazing opportunity to live and work overseas for 6 years. I worked in Hong Kong and then Switzerland (each for three years) and gained immense cultural competency and the ability to see humans from their unique cultural context. I would like to offer you guidance around the Eastern Philosophy of Mindfulness and the immense benefits you can gain by just a few short practices each day. I believe you are looking to be challenged to grow, to do something different, develop new perspectives and gain brighter insights about yourself. We ultimately desire to experience ourselves differently and to become the best versions of ourselves. Let's shake off the old, and bring in the new! My hope is that I can be a part of your support system and healing.

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start now and make a brand new ending" ~ Carl Bend


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Johanna Kelly is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $110 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (75min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Lafayette practice
3746 Mt Diablo Blvd, Suite 200, Lafayette, California 94549
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 23 years

John Muir Behavioral Health, Program Therapist, 2016 - Present
Central Practice: Hong Kong , Family Therapist , 2010 - 2013

Hahnemann Medical School, Master's Marriage Family Therapy, 1999
University Of Notre Dame , B.A Psychology , 1996


Licensure

California: CA42072


Languages

English