My name is Amy Johnson and I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Sam Houston State University in 1994 and my Master’s degree in Counseling specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy from Sam Houston State University in 1995. I am a Clinical Fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the Ontario Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. I am also a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario.
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are looking for someone to listen, support and assist them with developing coping skills and implementing potential solutions for the struggles, issues, and stressors commonly encountered by families.
My approach is goal-oriented, strength-based and solution-focused, and I am client-directed and outcome oriented. What this means to you is I work to help you reach your goals and achieve lasting results as quickly as possible. By building on your strengths and identifying areas of difficulty, you will discover how to use effective, practical tools to improve your situation , and to apply effective and practical problem-solving skills to manage your issues and struggles.
I go to great efforts to create a comfortable, inviting atmosphere of safety and security, whereby individuals and couples can begin to share, discuss and recover from painful and difficult life experiences and challenges. I believe that a counselling relationship that is strong and supportive is the foundation in which people can develop greater understanding of their problems. From this foundation, my focus is on helping people improve their current situation, reclaiming emotional and relational wellness, and move towards finding practical solutions to their problems.
My areas of specialization include the following for individuals and couples:
• Anxiety and Depression
• Grief and Loss
• Women's Issues
• Major Life Transitions
• Establishing Relationship Boundaries
• Communication Issues
• Infidelity/Trust Issues
If you are seeking counseling for individual or couple issues, I invite you to contact me at 705-790-0369.
Amy Johnson ReachesBarrie ON