John William Johnson

John William Johnson

He/Him/His

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Updated December 14, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Work stress

Professional statement

John William Johnson, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, working primarily in California since 1981. He works with individuals and couples experiencing anxiety, depression and stress related issues. He also works with family owned businesses experiencing dysfunction. And his experience as a performance artist makes working with creatives a natural fit.

John´s primary question is “How can I help?” He has studied with many therapeutic disciplines, his approach is primarily somatic, ie, he tracks the whole body and how it expresses itself. Most people rely on their brains for much more than it is capable of. Many people have low emotional intelligence. So ruminating about their issues wastes huge amounts of energy, and causes the emotional body to have no outlet. This is often the cause of problems, so tracking facial expressions and supporting the ability to integrate your emotions with your thoughts is a huge part of staying sane and healthy. He also has a wealth of knowledge in the areas of nutrition, health and fitness.

The practice of psychotherapy has changed radically since 1981. People nowadays want guidance and tools to navigate the unhealthy world we have to confront. The primary modalities I use are Gestalt, Psychodynamics, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Voice Dialog, the work of Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, and the Gottman Method.

My practice is currently online only. I primarily use video sessions. I offer invitations for best practices for living a sane and fulfilling life.


Message to clients

Hello, I look forward to working with you. The journey we take will be filled with valuable insights, and invitations on ways to optimize your daily living. I am here to serve and support your journey. Sometimes, to maximize what you receive during our limited time together, I will ask permission to intervene, especially with couples, to observe what I see happening and offer some alternative ways to express yourself.

In most cases I am wanting to be a witness to the soft underbelly of your life experiences. Sometimes the content isn´t as imperative as the emotional expression under the words.

We all have an inner purpose and an outer purpose. Our inner purpose as human beings is the same for everyone: to wake up. Without developing our inner purpose, outer purpose will be ruled by our ego, and ultimately will not serve humanity.


Specialties

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

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Optum
  • Pomona College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $95 - $150

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
  • Mon 10am to 5pm
  • Tue 10am to 5pm
  • Wed 10am to 5pm
  • Thu 10am to 5pm
  • Fri 10am to 5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 43 years

JMP, Private Practice, 1986 - 2023
Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Weight Loss Therapist, 1982 - 1985


Licensure

California: 16372


Languages

English