Our Providers

Paola Johnson, LMFT

Pronouns

she/her

Education

MS - Clinical Psychology, San Francisco State University

Internship, San Francisco State University Community Psychology Clinic

Special Interests

Anxiety, Burnout, Cultural issues, Family conflict, Grief, Immigration, Life transitions, Pregnancy, Relationships, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues

Therapy Style

My therapy style is collaborative, flexible, and empathic. I strive to create a safe and compassionate environment for clients in order to foster self-empowerment, healing, and growth. I work from a trauma-informed and strength-based approach, integrating other evidence-based approaches such as, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Modality & Approach

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based, Systemic

What book have you read more than once and why?

Sophie's World, by Jostein Gaarder - it was such a unique experience reading it. I loved that I was able to learn about Philosophy while trying to figure out the mystery of the book.

Interests

Hiking, playing with my daughter, watching movies, reading.

License Number and State

104429 - CA