Erin Johnston, MSW, LCSW

Erin Johnston, MSW, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 149-007205
Secondary Credential: LCSW-R - 079485
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 00596
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111 N. Wabash
No. 1203
Chicago, Illinois 60602 - United States
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My goal is to assist you create the life you seek. My style as a clinician is relaxed, and our sessions should be a positive interaction, even if we are discussing difficult issues. Whether a therapist or a coach, my sessions tend to have more of a feeling of two people relaxing in my living room and having a conversation about whatever is on your mind. It's my job to make you comfortable and safe so that we can resolve the issues that have brought you. Instead of sitting back quietly, I engage with you to create movement and change towards the positive outcome you want.

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Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Although I enjoy an eclectic practice, I have a particular expertise in working with Anxiety Disorders, as well as issues related to adults living with Aspergers/Autism spectrum Disorders and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Over the last 20 years, much of my clinical work has focused on these areas. Additionally, in 2007, I was the guide to BPD (

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Second only to choosing a licensed professional, the most important factor is choosing someone that you connect with. A strong positive personal connection with your therapist significantly increases the likelihood of that therapy will be a positive experience.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

No one is immune to personal struggles or difficulties, not even therapists. I believe that the most effective therapists are those who can look at themselves and admit that they are fallible, and like their clients have unique strengths and vulnerabilities. Recognizing ourselves this way increases our ability to connect with and learn from our clients - increasing the likelihood that we will be effective therapists.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Borderline personality, BPD, adults living with aspergers disorder, therapists in therapy

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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