Shirley Johnson

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CYT

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Shirley Johnson, MA, CYT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Oakland
(510) 944-1581

Shirley Johnson

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CYT


Location

Oakland, California 94610
(510) 944-1581

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Carl Jung said, "I would rather be whole than good." Very often we put pressure on ourselves to "be" a certain way, so much that life can start to feel like acting versus living. This pressure tends to place stress on individuals and can often lead to anxiety, depression, and stress. I believe that therapy can be a tool to take off the masks we have learned to put on and begin to live from our whole self; finding freedom and our creativity. I believe that through compassion for all the parts of ourself we step closer to freedom.

I primarily work relationally with clients and thinking about psychotherapy through the lens of integral, gestalt, multicultural, psychodynamic, and sex-positive lenses. I offer a background in anger in women, Black identity, codependency, intergenerational trauma, interracial relationships, multiracial identity, and sexuality and desire in women of color.

I have practiced yoga and meditation, and studied various healing modalities and metaphysics over the last 15 years and have taught yoga the last 9 years. I enjoy supporting folks who are inquiring into their spirituality and soul. I also work with psychics and empaths in supporting them with healthy boundaries.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2015
  • Supervisor: Rainbow Schwartz
  • Supervisor License: 51236 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $130
Pay By: Cash, Check

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Brown University / B.A
  • Year graduated: 2004

Location

Oakland, California 94610
(510) 944-1581

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This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Codependency
  • Relationship Issues
  • Multiracial Idenity + Relationships
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Feminist
  • Integrative
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

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Last Modified: 08 Jun 2019
Shirley Johnson, MA, CYT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Oakland

Shirley Johnson

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CYT