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Vielka Johnson, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

My name is Vielka E. Johnson. I received my BA in Psychology in 1996 from the University of Colorado. In 1998 I moved to San Antonio, TX and continued in receiving my master’s degree in counseling and in 2006 was licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners and a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been fortunate to have worked with such a diverse population within our community. My background primarily is with children and adolescents ages 3 to 18; however, I have worked with young adults and adults up to the ages of 65+.
I have worked in variety of settings to include community agencies, school settings and residential facilities. I have experience in working with therapeutic foster care children, family domestic violence, mental and physical abuse, the mobile crisis unit, and crisis intervention. I am trained in Trauma Focus CBT. I also incorporate different modalities approaches to address the needs of the client. I am deeply committed in assisting clients with identifying their strengths and weaknesses; learning new skills to achieve their goals and improve their lives.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Men's issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Self-Harm, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

TX LPC 59981


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Vielka Johnson. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Pleasure to work with

Written on Mar 17, 2024 after therapy with Vielka for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have been in and out of therapy my entire life. I've also been a past client of BH which was just an okay experience.
I've probably had 50 different therapists in the past, and not one was a good fit.
I decided to give BH another shot 4 months ago. I was starting to worry when it took longer before I was matched with a Therapist. Well!! Enter Vielka, my matched Therapist. I have been searching my entire life for a good fit. Vielka isn't just a good fit for me, she is literal perfection!! WE are the perfect fit. Recently my GP of 12yrs mentioned that he noticed that I've been smiling lately and asked why. I told him that I'd finally found the most amazing Therapist. My GP has been wanting me to get therapy for awhile now. He is delighted to see the progress I've been making since seeing Vielka.
I specifically requested a Therapist that would put me to work rather than just talking.
Vielka is compassionate, passionate, caring, helps me set and reach my realistic goals, has a fantastic sense of humor which I need and love, is very well educated when it comes to more complex individuals such as myself, reminds me of my worth, and beyond supportive. I could easily write 3 pages full of Vielka's different wonderful attributes, but simply put, she is a legitimate lifesaver and I'm certain she has angel wings hidden in her clothing.
I CAN NOT speak highly enough of, or recommend Vielka enough.
If you are fortunate enough to be matched with her, I can assure you that as she so often reminds me, "that I am always walking beside you and you aren't alone." Those aren't idle words. Vielka has become a huge part of my life and I very seriously can not nor do I want to imagine life without her! I was at rock bottom ready to checkout when we were matched. With Vielka in my life, she's got me back into my old fighting spirit again. I absolutely adore and treasure her!!
I promise that you will too!

Written on Feb 26, 2024 after therapy with Vielka for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Vielka Johnson is a fantastic therapist. She listens to me and all my concerns, asks me great questions to get me thinking deeper and recommends the best advice. Each week I look forward to getting to chat with her.

Written on Dec 20, 2023 after therapy with Vielka for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I love my therapist so far. One of main worries about getting a new therapist was me not liking them for whatever reason. But there is no way not to like Vielka. I look forward to our counseling sessions and would definitely recommend her hands down.

Written on Dec 19, 2023 after therapy with Vielka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I never leave a meeting without an assignment or tool that helps me to be better from session to session.

Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Vielka for 6 months

Ms Johnson truly listens and walks you down the path towards figuring out a solution. She is open and shares. I never feel judged. It’s always a safe space.

Written on Jul 26, 2023 after therapy with Vielka for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue