Tessa Johnston

Open Telehealth Meeting


Providing Treatment In: Kentucky

Treatment Offered: In Person & Telehealth

Telehealth Link: https://doxy.me/tessajohnstonlpcc

A little about me

I received my master’s degree in Counseling & Personnel Services from UofL in 2014 though my journey since graduation has brought many obstacles along the way. Obstacles that felt insurmountable at times and tested my resilience immensely. Maybe you are in the midst of one of those seasons right now? Keep holding on. I’ll meet you where you are and we will go together from there.

When you come to your appointment with me, you will experience

A warm, welcoming and empathetic clinician in a professional yet relaxed setting. Whether this is your first experience or you are familiar with the therapeutic process, beginning therapy can be very overwhelming. I actively invite calmness and comfort especially during an initial session. My goal is to make this first step the easiest by encouraging you to set the pace.

My training and specialty work includes

Addressing various mental health issues in community mental health, in-home and outpatient settings. While not an exhaustive list, I have worked with folks struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, adjustment, trauma and mood disorders. I am an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained clinician and have incorporated the modality into much of my work to address a wide range of challenges. No matter the symptoms or diagnoses, I strongly believe that a client-centered approach is the best guide for treatment.

I’m most comfortable working with

Adult clients who are dedicated to the therapeutic process, open to building a strong rapport and motivated to make impactful change. I consider it the greatest occupational privilege to build strong therapeutic relationships with my clients. I really enjoy working with transition-age young adults (about ages 18-25) who are exploring early adulthood and navigating the challenges it can bring. I also enjoy incorporating mindfulness techniques for those open to the practice.

In my free time you might find me

Laughing and sharing good food with friends and family. I also enjoy traveling, reading memoirs, walking in nature and practicing yoga. Right now that includes a lot of gentle yoga – I’m a big fan of stretching out on the floor and slowing down my breath!