Johnna Stilson, LMHC

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Why counseling?

Are you struggling with your child or adolescent's behavior? Perhaps your family is dealing with behavioral issues such as tantrums, defiance, academic problems, or poor self-control. Or emotional issues such as low self-esteem, depression, trouble connecting with peers, or difficulty coping with grief. See how counseling can help improve family relationships and friendships, reduce stress, and build self-esteem.

What is my background?

As a licensed mental health counselor, I have over 8 years of experience working with children, adults, and families. I have worked in various settings including outpatient community mental health, schools, hospice, bereavement camps, and private practice. I have helped many individuals and families to address various mental health issues stemming from situations such as divorce, bullying, developmental issues, blended families, death and loss, academic problems, and social or relationship issues. I work with children and families with the approximate ages of 5 to 18 years old.

What are my treatment specialties?

My treatment specialties include:

Family Issues

Child Behavioral Analysis and Intervention

Parenting Support

Grief and Loss

Teen and Adolescent issues

Anger management


Oppositional Defiance 

Developmental and Learning Disabilities

Social and Emotional Skills



What is my therapeutic approach?

Some of my treatment approaches includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I also help engage children with the therapy process by using art therapy, therapeutic games, and play therapy. 

How do children respond to therapy?

The therapy process can be intimidating especially for children and adolescents. However, I strive to provide a comfortable and compassionate environment that is professional yet inviting for children as well. I work by first building a relationship with your family and understanding the unique needs and circumstances of your situation. I can build on the strengths you possess as a family and help you create goals you would like to achieve by the end of your time in therapy. Most often children enjoy coming to therapy and this can be a very fun and upbeat way to promote communication.

What are the benefits of therapy?

There are many benefits to therapy including teaching important skills, providing support to parents, and increasing opportunity for more open communication with children. Therapy can also increase motivation with weekly sessions and help with accountability.

Still have questions?

Please click the link to contact me via email and I will be happy to discuss any further questions with you. 
*Most insurances accepted and afternoon/evening sessions are available. Please call the number provided during regular business hours to schedule your appointment. 

Johnna Stilson Reaches

Tampa FL