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Denise Johnson, LCMHC, LCAS, LPC, NCC, CCMHC

Denise Johnson, LCMHC, LCAS, LPC, NCC, CCMHC


5 years of experience

Have you ever said “ I will never drink again” only to find yourself hours later drinking? Do you feel isolated, alone and misunderstood? Do you find yourself stuck in the same patterns of behavior and unable to break free? Is it hard to take a pause, slow down, be present? Are you having a difficult time handling the struggles in your life? Are you hesitant to talk to others about your problems? If you’ve been feeling hopeless or lost lately, or struggling with a problem in your life that feels unsurmountable, therapy could help you improve your everyday life. There’s no denying that life often presents us with our fair share of challenges, usually in the form of sudden change. These life transitions, even the positive ones, can throw us into a tailspin and leave us feeling stressed, confused, and vulnerable. But with the right tools and mindset, you have the power to not only overcome any adversity but also transform into a more authentic and confident version of yourself. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Addictions Counselor in North Carolina, a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina and am registered with the Florida Board to provide out of state telehealth serivces for Florida residents. I focus my practice on supporting adult women struggling with alcohol use, anxiety, low self-worth, and life transitions. I consider myself lucky to have been given the opportunity to live in Africa, Brazil, and France. Having been exposed to such vastly different cultures, religions, and languages, I found myself drawn to and fascinated by the study of human behavior and the role that culture plays in day-to-day interactions. For the longest time, I never knew how to answer the question, “Where are you from?” My answer was, “What do you mean? Do you mean where I was born? Where I’ve lived?” In an effort to learn more, I earned my bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from Boston University. After taking a detour from my true passion, I made the decision to go back to graduate school and obtained my Master of Science with a dual specialization in clinical mental health counseling and marriage, couple, and family counseling and therapy from Barry University, located in Miami, FL.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together, we'll start with brief introductions, then dive into the specific challenges you are facing. This will help me create a tailored plan for us to work through in our follow-up sessions.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My goal is to instill a sense of hope that change is possible and to support women seeking solutions to their challenges. It is never too late to make a decision to change your life and it is my honor and privilege to serve as a guide throughout your journey. Together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome your challenges. Whether you’re struggling with alcohol use, anxiety, or low self-worth, it is important that you know you don’t have to be alone in this journey. I have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. No two individuals are the same, and I tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. We will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address them with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you’ve always wanted.

About Denise Johnson, LCMHC, LCAS, LPC, NCC, CCMHC

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My treatment methods

Compassion Focused

Self-compassion allows us to practice acceptance of ourselves. By focusing on self-compassion you will learn to listen to your own voice, trust yourself and be present during challenging times. Self-compassion allows you to truly connect with yourself and create a solid foundation that will empower you to take risks, challenge and manifest opportunities that seemed unthinkable before.