Laura Susan JohnsonLPC

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In Central Time

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

I believe the key component of a therapeutic relationship is how comfortable a client feels with their therapist. This comfort level includes feeling that therapy is a safe place and the client is able to trust the therapist to provide compassion and empathy.

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session with me is a "get to know each other" session and beginning the biopsychosocial evaluation. This is the time where you also get to ask me questions and make sure that I am a "good-fit".

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My style/approach to therapy often feels very conversational. My approach is person-centered, you are more than your diagnosis. I want my clients to feel comfortable, much like talking to a close friend. You are the expert on you. Together we will work on expanding your strengths and help you to live your best life.







General Expertise

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Social Anxiety


Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Anger management

Bipolar disorder

Communication issues



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Integrative Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy


WI, LPC, 7222-125


MS, Mental health counseling specializing in addiction, Viterbo University

BS, Psychology with an emphasis in counseling and research,, Viterbo University

Work History

I have experience working with several diverse populations. I work with adults, adolescents, couples and families. I have experience working with Alaska Natives, Military (service members and families), court systems, school systems, medical facilities and addictions to name a few. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, daily life stressors, and addictions.


406 South Black River Street, Ste. 120, Sparta, 54656, WI