My Approach to Helping
Hello there, I'm Dax Johnson, and am currently accepting new clients. My general approach to things in life is based on The Golden Rule. I'm a laid-back Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist that will focus on connecting with you, encouraging you, and helping you.
The goal is to help you figure out who you really are at your core, what you believe about yourself, others and the world around you. Knowing yourself is key to change.
Being in my internship I have access to the most up-to-date information on theories and techniques from my university, and the constant support of my experienced supervisor, Dr. Ron Llewelyn, and my professors.
It's 3 am, you're unable to sleep, overwhelmed by shame, depression, and anxiety. At 7 pm you're stressed by the weight of the world on your shoulders. It's enough to break anyone.
If that sounds similar to your story, it's time to get the help you need. Before you break. Or if you feel broken now and want help piecing it back together, send me a message.
I think that in the end, all we want as humans is to know that someone understands what we are going through and that we aren't alone in this life. While the therapeutic skills and theories are the means of receiving therapy, my main goal for any client is to help them heal from their hurts, rediscover themselves, and build healthy relationships for life.
More Info About My Practice
At Living Waters Counseling, LLC our ultimate goal is to treat our clients with the dignity and respect they deserve, wherever they are at in life. We believe that it is possible to be both professional therapists that can get into deep work and to create a laid-back, relaxed and comfortable environment for our clients. While we believe in the ability to work from an eclectic point of view concerning therapeutic theories, I currently practice Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy while my supervisor favors a Psychodynamic approach.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
Without having to go into deep and personal details here, I believe that everyone's life is full of hardships and difficulties that help to mold and shape us into the people we are today. It is our interpretation of these events, however, that create the mold that shapes us.
There has been a multitude of difficulties and hardships in the decade of my life that I experienced leading up to me becoming a therapist that allowed me the opportunities to learn more about myself, others, and the world around me. If it weren't for these hardships and trials I would have likely been unable to develop the necessary virtues and skills required to be a therapist. Such as empathy, patience, flexibility, unconditional understanding, and analytical discernment. Just to name a few.
Working with me, doesn't just simply mean that you are working with an intern fresh out of college. It means that you are working with someone who has experienced his own ups and downs, hardships and trials and was capable of using those experiences as an opportunity to build skills and knowledge that are willing and able to help you stumble, walk, climb and run through your own hardships and trials that life has thrown at you.