Karly Johnston believes that the best way to heal and grow from pain and suffering is to face it head on. She recognizes that thought may feel intimidating and overwhelming and that it takes courage and motivation for change to begin. Karly’s primary goal in therapy is to support and empower her clients as they begin that journey of growth and healing. She provides a warm, nonjudgmental, safe space for clients to explore and process current and past issues, and believes that everyone is capable of improvement and greater satisfaction with life. She pulls from several theoretical approaches, but primarily takes a person-centered, humanistic approach to therapy. Karly values the therapeutic relationship as the most important piece of therapy and works collaboratively with clients to help them gain more compassion and self-awareness and to support and them in reaching their personal goals.
Education & Experience
Karly graduated from Chapman University, where she received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During her education and training, Karly worked with individuals of all ages, as well as with couples and families. Her vast professional experience, includes helping clients address and resolve a wide array of issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship struggles, codependency, and self-esteem, and she is passionate about helping clients improve their sense of self-worth. Karly also has specialized training and experience offering EMDR therapy to help clients process and move forward from traumatic experiences.