Ellen Johnson, MA, LPC Intern
Supervised by Jennifer Williams Buffalo, MA, LPC-S, LMFT
I bring a peaceful, warm, and accepting presence into the room. No issue is too scary or too big for us to work through together. Your story and perspective are so important and valuable in my eyes. Together, we’ll use your strengths to work through your pain. You are not alone in this journey!
A variety of models inform my therapeutic approach, but I believe that each person, couple, or family enters the room with a unique story and situation. There is never a “one-size-fits-all” model for growth. Therefore, I work collaboratively with you to ensure that you are receiving a form of therapy that works best for you. My therapeutic work is informed by the Gottman Method of couples therapy, Family Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Person-Centered Therapy, and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics.
I also have experience working for tech startups. In these fast-paced, highly-skilled environments, work can feel both exciting and stressful. I love working with individuals who are suffering from burnout or trying to prevent it. Work should be a task we take pride in, but often we find it overwhelming us and overshadowing the other parts of ourselves. One of the companies I worked for specialized in online dating. I am therefore experienced in the world of dating apps, online dating, and social media. If this is something you connect with or find to be a pain point in your life, I may be a good therapist for you!
My clinical experience includes working with families and individuals who have undergone severe crisis, assault, and family violence. In these cases, I worked with the children, teens, and parents to navigate turbulent times and helped them find glimpses of hope as we honed coping skills to manage the day-to-day. I also enjoy my work with the LGBTQ+ community.
Additionally, I’ve spent time working in church leadership and spiritual direction. If spirituality or religion is important to you, I am very comfortable incorporating these conversations into therapy. Some clients find it helpful to consider spirituality and the interplay of faith into their lives and difficulties.
Whether you are in crisis, struggling in your marriage or partnership, recently divorced, happy newlyweds, or an individual looking for a little extra support, I am safe place for you.
If you think I might be a good fit for your counseling needs, contact me at 512-270-4883, ext. 120. You can also request an appointment with me on the RCC Austin Scheduling page. I look forward to meeting you soon!
$80 - $120 per 50-minute session
Monday morning and evening.
Friday morning and afternoon.
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Seminary of the Southwest, Austin
B.S. in Human Development, University of Texas at Austin