Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST

Cathy Johnston View Specialties

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
  • 2840 Humboldt Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55408
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  • Session Fees: My fee is $190 per session.
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

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 current emotions as you deal with your issues will free up more energy to make positive changes.  As you learn to combine reflection and insight with practical behavioral skills, you'll cope more effectively with the difficulties you have. 

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 is hard. 

 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 your best intentions, you 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 adults on a variety of issues. These include:
  • alcohol & substance overuse
  • anger management
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • impulsivity & ADHD
  • sexuality, out of control sexual behavior, affairs
  • relationships

My fee is $190 for a 50 minute session. Call or email me to set up a consultation or session. I am offering video and phone therapy only for the foreseeable future.   

Cathy Johnston Reaches

Minneapolis MN