Anne Johnson Therapy Austin

Anne Johnson, LPC

Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Welcome. Thank you for taking time to check out my page. I think it is brave to take the step to find help, and if you choose to work with me, I will make every effort to help you feel comfortable and safe, yet challenged to make positive changes.

I believe the heart of therapy is the connection between the therapist and the client. It’s important to find a therapist who you feel completely comfortable with. I provide a calm, nurturing environment that draws from both the power of relationship and understanding of the brain to help clients overcome challenges. Whatever you bring in will be met with warmth, curiosity, and, when appropriate, humor.

I work with folks who feel overwhelmed or stuck for a variety of reasons: issues connected to their neurodiversity, managing a medical diagnosis in the midst of all the other complexities of life, or being in a caretaker role. I also work with couples experiencing relational issues. Or, maybe you can't name it but you know you want things to somehow feel or be different.

A little about me, I graduated from University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English. For many years I did freelance writing while raising two kids with my husband. As my kids approached their teen years I felt inspired to consider what I wanted my next chapter to be. Becoming a therapist had been a long-held dream so I went for it! I am a life-long singer and have enjoyed singing in my choirs over the years. Currently I am finishing up improv training at a local theater and love performing with my troupe. I also devote a lot of time making sure my cats and dog know they are the prettiest and the best.

If you think we would work well together, please reach out to me at 512/201-4501, ext. 232. I look forward to hearing from you!

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More about Anne

Area of Expertise

Autism, Spectrum Disorders, and Learning Disabilities

Trauma and Crisis (EMDR Trained)

Relationship Issues

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

North
Central Annex
Highland

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Trauma
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Problem Thoughts
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Spirituality
Grief & Loss
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Parenting
Issues with Parents
Pregnancy/Postpartum
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Divorce
Death & Dying
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Relationship to Food/Body
Premarital Issues
Non-Monogamy/Polyamory
Issues Related to Oppression
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Imposter Syndrome
Identity Development/Exploration
High Conflict Couple
Development Trauma
Affair Recovery

Techniques & Experience

EMDR
Trauma-focused
Gottman Method
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Focused on practicing skills
Career counseling
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Effective with high-conflict couples
Practices from an anti-racist lens

Qualities

Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Motherly
Active sense of humor
Decades of life experience
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Experienced in raising children
EMDR
Trauma focused
Spiritually sensitive
Professional experience other than counseling
Gottman Marital Counseling
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Enjoys working with young adults
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Youthful
Focused on practicing skills
Career counseling
Enjoys working with older adults
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
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Additional Info

Contact Anne

512-201-4501 ext 232