Before becoming a therapist, Johnson practiced corporate litigation and owned and operated a restaurant / catering business. In both roles, he was motivated by building meaningful relationships and helping clients solve legal and business issues. From these experiences, he learned the importance of mental wellness to address burnout, stagnation, and isolation in our personal and professional lives. That insight led him to shift his focus to therapy, and he is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Hunter College. Johnson previously earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from New York University. He has worked as a clinical intern at Insight and Action Therapy, treating primarily LGBTQ+ and BIPOC clients dealing with anxiety and depression.
Johnson’s therapeutic style focuses on creating a collaborative relationship that is affirmative and non-judgmental. He views psychotherapy as an opportunity to build self-awareness, process difficult emotions, develop healthy coping strategies, and find meaning in our day-to-day experiences. His approach is grounded in the belief that every individual has the innate power to grow and heal when they open themselves to self-exploration and receive compassionate, empathetic support while doing so. Johnson is committed to helping clients seek personal development and feel connected to their bodies and their communities.
In his spare time, Johnson enjoys playing volleyball, practicing Muay Thai, and training his pandemic puppy Maya.