Paola Johnson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
(773) 985-4820 Website

Paola Johnson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 985-4820
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon I exclusively practice teletherapy for the comfort, convenience, added privacy and safety of my clients.

About

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My ideal client is looking for a counselor who has worked in many roles during their professional career and is seeking a change agent and an strong advocate - someone who will work tirelessly to help them overcome their problems and achieve balance and emotional well-being. Throughout my career, I have served as a steadfast advocate for immigrant groups, refugees, and people of color. I am passionate about social justice issues. I have been especially involved in working with the Black and Latinx communities in my home states of California and Illinois and use evidence-based treatment to help my clients reach their goals.
As a multicultural, bilingual Spanish-fluent therapist, I have expertise treating a wide array of presenting problems including anxiety, depression, life transitions, domestic violence, sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, family conflicts, troubled teens, defiant behavior in children, relationships issues, gender identity issues, and grief / loss.
You have taken the most important and courageous first step in overcoming your problems - finding professional help. I promise to work hard and to partner with you in your healing journey. I look forward to helping you succeed and thrive in all areas of your life!
My ideal client is looking for a counselor who has worked in many roles during their professional career and is seeking a change agent and an strong advocate - someone who will work tirelessly to help them overcome their problems and achieve balance and emotional well-being. Throughout my career, I have served as a steadfast advocate for immigrant groups, refugees, and people of color. I am passionate about social justice issues. I have been especially involved in working with the Black and Latinx communities in my home states of California and Illinois and use evidence-based treatment to help my clients reach their goals.
As a multicultural, bilingual Spanish-fluent therapist, I have expertise treating a wide array of presenting problems including anxiety, depression, life transitions, domestic violence, sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, family conflicts, troubled teens, defiant behavior in children, relationships issues, gender identity issues, and grief / loss.
You have taken the most important and courageous first step in overcoming your problems - finding professional help. I promise to work hard and to partner with you in your healing journey. I look forward to helping you succeed and thrive in all areas of your life!
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“Paola Johnson, LSW provides remote, bilingual Spanish teletherapy for teenagers, adults, couples and families.”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $35 - $80
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medicaid
  • Meridian
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
I accept some insurance plans and Medicaid. With my affordable rates, it may be less expensive to see me versus an in-network provider.
Email me or call (773) 985-4820 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • License: Illinois / 150-105978
  • School: Dominican University
  • Year Graduated: 2017
My expertise is informed by my life experiences as a counselor, woman, and devote believer in the power of the human spirit to overcome.

Location

Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 985-4820
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Stress
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Little Person Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Family / Marital
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 23 Mar 2022
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Paola Johnson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW