Maureen JohnstonLCSW

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What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

Being a therapist is all I’ve ever wanted to do. It brings together my two greatest passions: human nature and learning. I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to help others with their emotional, mental, and social stress.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My approach is eclectic; I don't adhere to any particular treatment method for a variety of reasons. Humans are complex and our healing paths should be just as varied, with respect to all identities and experiences. I enjoy personalizing treatment for each individual client first by providing options, and then we collaborate together to pick the approach that works best for them.

What excites you most about the evolving mental health landscape?

I love the ever-changing nature of mental health. It is exciting to know that there's always more for us to learn about each other and ourselves. By looking at the history of mental health treatment, and recognizing the progress that we've made, I feel hopeful that we will continue to grow and find new answers to our questions.


Relationship Issues


LGBTQIA related issues

Life transitions

General Expertise



Work Stress

Social Anxiety

Attachment issues

Body image issues

College & graduate student issues

Communication issues

In-Network Insurance


Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield




First Session


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Eclectic Therapy

Feminist Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Positive Psychology


PA, LCSW, CW021109


Masters of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh - 2016

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, Chatham University - 2012

Work History

I have experience working at universities, within community mental health, and in reproductive health. In these environments, I was able to explore areas that most resonate with me such as self-compassion, healthy relationships, kink and poly-friendly, spirituality, and diet culture recovery / fat liberation. To begin working with me, request a consultation here:


PO Box 17232, Pittsburgh, 15235, PA