Cathy JohnstonLicensed Marriage & Family Therapist, CST, LMFT
I'm a systemic therapist and consider how relationships and external contexts (culture, current events, family dynamics) affect you. None of us exist in a vacuum - we're social learning creatures and absorb lots of messages and habits, both helpful and destructive ones. I start therapy with understanding your current situation and helping you manage present challenges. This includes increasing your understanding and insight about how you've learned to cope with stress, relate to other people, think about yourself, and manage feelings and needs. You'll practice new, healthier behaviors. I am present and interactive in sessions. I help you respond to issues in more grounded, empowering ways. I may suggest reading, listening to podcasts, or doing specific exercises on your own or with a partner outside of sessions. A good part of my work includes helping clients treat themselves with compassion and acceptance so they can break out of learned self-criticism and shame.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
4.1 Miles away