Molly Johnston, Therapist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Zencare
Molly  Johnston
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Molly Johnston


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Pennsylvania Accepting Online
Pittsburgh Not Accepting In-person
Updated November 20, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationship issues
  • Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Body image
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Molly Johnston is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in Pennsylvania. She specializes in secure relationships, trauma-informed care, healthy communication and boundaries, stress management, and creating a strong sense of self. While Molly has worked with a wide range of people, she is particularly experienced with young adults, people within the queer community, and those who participate in non-monogamous relationships.

Molly's approach to therapy is eclectic; she pulls from multiple modalities to provide treatment that is personalized for each individual client. She has experience with mindfulness, interpersonal skill building, solution-focused therapy, and emotional regulation. By honoring each person's unique perspective, Molly is able to create a therapeutic environment that is respectful and non-judgmental. She is committed to providing care that reduces harm, prioritizes safety, and challenges clients towards their goals.

Molly's treatment is entirely virtual for residents of Pennsylvania via SimplePractice.

Message to clients

I think that therapy doesn’t have to be complicated. As a client you can expect to highlight your strengths, speak to your individual experience in a non-judgmental environment, receive unconditional support from someone you trust, and learn new ways to lessen your pain.

Making the choice to start therapy is a deeply personal one; I wholeheartedly believe in each individual’s right to choose who they bring on their journey of healing and fulfillment.

Therapy is a wonderfully transformative venture, where two people collaborate on how to navigate the human experience. My approach is strengths-based, person-first, and multifaceted to meet your specific needs.


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

Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink - Exploring one’s values in and beliefs about relationships; practicing boundary-setting, conflict resolution, and romantic or sexual relationship bonding with partners

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


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


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $60 - $120
  • Initial session: $120 (50min)

Additional session information

Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 9am - 5pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 11am - 7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 9am - 5pm

Pittsburgh practice
., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15235
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Planned Parenthood of Western PA, Program Director , 2020 - 2022
TCV Community Services, Outpatient Therapist, 2016 - 2020

University of Pittsburgh, MSW, 2016
Chatham University, BA of Psychology, 2012


Pennsylvania: CW021109