Duane JOHNSON, LCSW
Anxiety does not own you.
You can Live better. Love better. Work better.
IN OFFICE & ONLINE VIDEO THERAPY AVAILABLE
Because therapy works!
Your life can improve. I believe people come to therapy when the things that usually help them get through their challenges are no longer working for them.
In every journey, we can benefit from a guide. A guide to navigate not only the stresses inherent in everyday life, but a guide to overcome the stresses that become anxieties and keep you stuck, scared, and overwhelmed.
Otherwise, anxieties (and traumas) grow bigger and take up more space in your life. They show up in your performance at work, in your relationships, your sleep, even your health.
Who do I work with?
For anyone an overriding anxious feeling, or outright panic, takes precedence over whatever else may be going on at any given moment. As a result, experiencing panic and anxiety causes you to miss out on so many of the precious moments of your life, surrendering them to a force we know is within us, but feel we cannot control.
I specialize because anxiety has the ability to rob people of the life they desire. I can't be skilled at everything and when seeking counseling I would assume that you want to talk with someone who is both effective and efficient.
The therapy process
As you are aware attempting to control your anxiety only makes things worse. It's fighting a battle that you just can't win. With therapy the major aim is to get you out of this battle by increasing your knowledge about yourself and your interaction with the world around you. Therapy becomes effective as you apply new knowledge to break ineffective patterns and develop better ones.
Through therapy, we look at ways in which your thoughts and beliefs shape your feelings and behavior. I'll help you to untangle those thoughts, get in touch with the strongest parts of you, and get back to living life on your own terms.
No-risk phone consult
You'll benefit from some research into who you work with for therapy. The more you find out before meeting in person, the shorter your search can be. How you feel about a therapist has a big impact upon your ability or willingness to benefit from their assistance. That's why I offer a free phone consult, it's like taking me for a test drive or a blind date, in a no cost, no pressure situation.
I'll explain my background, but more importantly, I will lay out my approach to helping you to improve your life. I'm open to any questions you may have of me and would like to understand what is going on for you that you're seeking help now.
What you will get
I'm a therapist because I love it, I’m good at it, and my clients see results.
We'll work together to create your own goals for therapy. Like a good coach, my job is to help you reach them. I have many, many tools to help you become a more effective person – they work best when you are clear about how you aspire to be.
My promise is that I’ll show up fully for you in every session--to strike a balance between support and challenging you, to speak up, and to move forward in your life again. No "bobble head" therapist here.
What you won’t get
You’ll get no vague or new-age anything from me. Everything we do will make sense. You’ll know why you do what you do. Any principle we work on I’ll explain as much as you want.
I'm straightforward, providing questions, support, instruction and feedback. You’re the expert about you; my job is to be a guide to help you make use of who you are to become more of whom you want to be. Isn't this what you want from a therapist? Someone who is going to support you and not waste your time with therapist babble?