Christopher Johnson


Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson


Not Accepting New Clients
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 0904010856
Secondary Credential: Licensed Independent Social Worker
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Anthem
  • Care 1st
  • Humana Military
  • Optum
Fees: 90 Minute Initial Evaluation:
An in-depth assessment of your goals for therapy, which includes self-administered screening tools, a review of your previous history and a discussion of your future treatment plan.

60 Minute Follow-Up:
This is a regular problem focused visit where we establish and work on your treatment goals using various therapeutic techniques.

**VideoPhone Call Follow-Up Sessions are available for $40 (30 minutes) and
$80 (60 minutes). These are for ESTABLISHED PATIENTS ONLY.

For Social Workers needing Clinical Supervision, I offer regular Clinical Supervision on an ongoing basis-both remotely or in person for $50.00 an hour.

Cancellation and Payment Policies:
If you cannot make an appointment, please give me at least a 24 hour notice or you will be charged for the entire missed session. Payment is required at the time of each session. I accept check, cash, or online credit card payments via

INSURANCE: I am IN NETWORK with Optum, BCBS (Anthem and CareFirst),Tri-West (Veteran's Choice) and Humana Military.
* 10% Off Private Pay Rates For US Veterans *
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122

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My Approach to Helping

When it comes to working with clients, I feel the relationship between a therapist and a client should be a good fit, with the client feeling comfortable, supported and understood by their therapist. I encourage clients to challenge themselves in establishing new patterns of behavior and reactions to emotional stress. My main specialities (but not all) are in Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, TraumaPTSD, Dual Diagnosis. I am a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, National Association of Social Workers, American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association.

I have over 17 years working in the Mental Health field. I'm a compassionate, person-centered therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and pragmatic feedback in helping clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.

I am recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in the areas of Substance Abuse and Psychological Health by the United States Government. I have worked both within our US military mental health clinics (stateside and abroad), as well as becoming several different program directors within the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. I am also highly skilled in Clinical Supervision and was most recently the Military and Clinical Advisor for the John's Hopkins Navy Social Work Fellowship Program.

More Info About My Practice

For more information please visit my website at: or by e-mail at: You can also follow me on Facebook at: Therapy By Chris, @therapybychris

Insurance Note: I am IN NETWORK with OptumUnited Healthcare and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, and I am an AUTHORIZED OUT OF NETWORK provider with TRICARE.

*10% Off PRIVATE PAY RATES for Veterans*

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

As an Empath, I love being able to support positive changes in the lives of individuals and the satisfaction that comes from helping others overcome barriers to their own success. This is why I am inspired by a quote of Marcus Aurelius, in his book "Meditations," which states: "You have power over your mind- not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."

Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults, Teenagers, Military, Veterans, Substance Misuse, Women, Men, LGBTQ

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Men's Issues
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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