Therapy Austin
Katherine Johnston Therapy Austin

Katherine Johnston, LPC Associate


Supervised by Venus Rouhani-Rafiei, LPC-S, LMFT-S

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” - Brené Brown

Hello there and welcome to Therapy Austin! 

I am so proud of you! Finding a therapist can be a daunting task, and I would like to commend you on your courage in taking this first step. Remember, it’s okay not to be okay. Life is not easy; it isn’t supposed to be. Life is meant to be lived. 

As your therapist, I aim to create an environment that is safe, warm, supportive and affirming. I strongly believe in joining clients where they are in their journey. Afterall, you are the expert of your own life. Based on my experience as both a client and a counselor, I know first-hand how crucial the therapeutic relationship is in order for treatment to be successful. Therefore, during the early stages of treatment, I focus on creating a collaborative relationship allowing me to get to know you as a special and unique individual. Using various tools and techniques, we can create the long term change and outcome you desire. As humans, we all possess inherent strengths. During our time together, we will build upon these strengths to identify the parts that are no longer serving you. 

When working with individuals, couples and families, I utilize various evidence-based modalities, such as Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Gottman Couples Therapy. As a clinician, I have experience working with concerns related to life transitions, relational trauma, attachment and relationship struggles, family of origin and grief. My goal is to assist you in discovering your authentic self while simultaneously creating and fostering healthy relationships with those that matter most to you. A little about me: I received my Master of Science in Counseling from Southern Methodist University. When I am not practicing, you will find me cooking, exploring the city of Austin and exercising.   

I am looking forward to working with you to create a beautiful and healthy life. Remember, life is happening for us, not to us. If you feel we would be a good fit, please do not hesitate to contact me at 512-201-4501 x 358.  

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More about Katherine


Starts at $110/hr*
*Actual rates subject to counselor openings

Area of Expertise

Open-minded, collaborative, warm, caring 

EFT, CBT, Gottman Couples Therapy 

Life transitions, relationships, family of origin, grief, trauma-informed


Individual Counseling


South Slaughter

Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

Specializing in couples counseling
IFS (Parts work)
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Experienced in domestic violence
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Focused on practicing skills
Mindfulness modalities
Effective with high-conflict couples
Practices from an anti-racist lens


Calm & slow-paced
Warm & caring
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with midlife adults
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Anxiety alleviation experience
Enjoys working with young adults
Active sense of humor
Friendly & direct
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Spiritually sensitive
Schedule Openings

If you would like to request a specific time, click on a schedule opening below.

12:00 pm
1:00 pm
South Slaughter
(or Teletherapy)
50 min
2:00 pm
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Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Venus Rouhani, LPC-S, LMFT-S
1406 Camp Craft Road
Austin, TX 76746


Contact Katherine

512-201-4501 ext 358