Your Counselor

David Johnson, MA, LPCC, CCMHC

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor with experience in residential treatment centers, wraparound, k-12 schools, community clinics, and career centers. In these positions, I empower diverse clients to set and achieve therapeutic goals by using solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, and motivational interviewing techniques. My goal is to deliver effective, evidence-based, culturally-responsive interventions in a caring and ethical manner to help clients achieve their optimal recovery as they envision it.
• Seasoned mental health care provider with 14 years experience specializing in motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused practice. I work from an theoretical framework based on holistic psychology concepts pioneered by Alfred Adler.
• Creative approach to planning and facilitating psychoeducational and therapeutic groups for youth and adults in a variety of clinical and community settings. I create informative multimedia presentations that are interesting and creative.
• Detailed data manager with efficient, accurate report-writing skills.
• Sensitive and empathetic to needs of culturally diverse clientele. I have specific expertise working with special populations including: Native American, HIV+, substance abuse/recovery, co-occurring disorders, homeless, LGBTQ, adolescents, and severely emotionally disturbed foster youth 6-18.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish. I completed an intensive Spanish Immersion program at the Baja California Language College in July-August 2012.