Johnna  Stilson
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Johnna Stilson

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Florida, Colorado Accepting Online
Updated December 29, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Childhood trauma
  • Mind-body connection

Professional statement

Johnna Stilson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She also holds an additional certificate as a National Certified Counselor. As the owner of Sunshine Counseling Inc, she provides remote therapy services to adult clients throughout the states of Florida and Colorado. With over 15 years of experience, Johnna possesses a wealth of knowledge in working with individuals across various age groups. Many of her clients seek her compassionate support to overcome grief, recover from illness, navigate trauma, or overcome a major life obstacle.

Johnna adopts a holistic approach to therapy, drawing from a diverse range of modalities to meet each client's unique needs. One of the evidence-based therapy techniques she employs is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a powerful and effective approach that is aimed at reprocessing and healing distressing memories from the past. Additionally, clients benefit from skills acquired through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), aiding the mind-body connection with Somatic Therapy, and other mindfulness-based approaches. Johnna's primary objective is to equip clients with healing tools they can implement to alleviate or reduce their symptoms and foster stability in their lives. Furthermore, with longer term therapy, she is able to delve into the underlying issues that may have contributed to a client's present stressors.

Beyond her work with individual clients, Johnna also offers virtual support groups that serve as valuable resources for individuals navigating life's challenges. These include a Mindfulness Practice for Mental Health group and a Self-Compassion group, providing clients with opportunities to develop connections to others on similar journeys.

Johnna is also a lover of animals and is able to provide Emotional Support Animal letters upon evaluation for those that qualify.


Message to clients

I understand taking this first step into starting therapy can be the most difficult. I hope to provide an approachable atmosphere without judgement and discuss any questions you have about the therapy process along the way. Ultimately I aim to provide a "client-centered approach" meaning that you share the goals you wish to reach or the direction you want to go and I will assist you in getting there. I am also happy to have a free consultation phone call to see if we are a good fit. I encourage you to reach out and get the help you need.


Specialties

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

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

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $74 - $125
  • Initial session: $140 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed
Therapist's note

For the reduced fee/sliding scale option I offer a subscription based self-pay plan. It includes up to 4 individual sessions and 2 group sessions per month. This is scheduled directly by the client in any available opening on therapist's schedule. The cost is $295 per month (total value is $580). This is a great option for those looking for more flexibility and desire to schedule with as little as 24 hour notice.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-7pm
  • Tue 12pm-7pm
  • Wed 12pm-7pm
  • Thu 12pm-7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-5pm
  • Tue 10am-5pm
  • Wed 10am-5pm
  • Thu 10am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

Sunshine Counseling Inc. , owner, Licensed Counselor, 2016 - Present

National Board of Certified Counselors, National Certified Counselor, 2012


Licensure

Florida: MH10608

Colorado: LPC.0019123


Languages

English