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.
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.
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.
LGBTQIA related issues
Body image issues
College & graduate student issues
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Young Adults (18-24)
Strength Based Therapy
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
PA, LCSW, CW021109
Masters of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh - 2016
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, Chatham University - 2012
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: https://calendly.com/majohnston-lcsw/15min
PO Box 17232, Pittsburgh, 15235, PA