Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT

Cathy Johnston View Specialties

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Relationship and Sex Therapist
  • 2840 Humboldt Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55408
  • Phone: 612-770-1799
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  • Session Fees: My fee is $ 100 per session. I offer reduced fees on a limited basis.

Are you looking for a warm, accessible therapist to help you address problems you haven't been able to solve on your own? Someone who "gets it" and knows more effective ways to deal with issues? I focus on your concerns and partner with you to work at a pace you're comfortable with. My approach is individualized and, depending on your issues and preferences, may include the following. You'll focus on understanding and making choices in response to your present problem so you're feeling less stressed and more empowered. We may spend some time looking at your past experiences and relationships, as they often affect your actions in the present. Awareness of this will lead to more flexible ways for you to think about your challenges. Processing your emotions in the present as you deal with your issues will free up more energy to face what you'd like to change.  As you learn to combine reflection and insight with practical behavioral skills, you'll cope more effectively with the difficulties you have.  In addition to traditional talk therapy, I offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). 
I approach couples therapy with the belief that we're naturally drawn to relationships. It's healthy to want to share your life with someone who appreciates and supports you. When both partners' needs are being met, relationships bring joy and strength. However, relationships require work to meet your changing needs, and making that a priority can be challenging.

One of the best things about being in a committed relationship is that it gives you a chance to create new ways to interact with the person you love. This can be a healing process that enables you to become more alive with yourself and your partner.

If life with your partner feels unfulfilling, you can learn new ways to enhance intimacy and connect with each other. You may find that you've each been playing by the interpersonal rules you learned from your parents and family, and this is interfering with your ability to give and get what you want.

Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we find it's not possible to create a healthy relationship, and make the difficult decision to separate or break up. Therapy gives you a place to grieve your loss and create a new vision of how you'll move forward.

I work with adolescents and adults on a variety of issues. These include:
  • addictions (alcohol, drugs, sex)
  • anger management
  • anxiety
  • alcohol & substance abuse/overuse 
  • depression
  • impulsivity & ADHD
  • sexuality, affairs
  • relationships
  • trauma

My fee is $100 for a 50 minute session.  I offer reduced fees on a limited basis. Call or email me to set up a consultation or session.

Cathy Johnston Reaches

Minneapolis MN