My name is Wesley Johnson and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan. I am also certified as a therapist. I have 25 plus years of working with people from all cultures. In the past, I have worked with the auto industries as a EAP therapist , private practice and with local agencies to help , individuals and families. I have experience in working with a wide range of concerns and mental health issues, but a few examples are trauma/abuse, ADHD, anxiety/depression, gambling, relationships issues, grief/loss, parenting concerns and life changes.
I love people of all ages and backgrounds and feel that I have a calling to help anyone work through difficult times and situations. Showing compassion, acceptance and understanding are only a few of my qualities. I am easy to talk with and aim to create a safe and non-judging environment for you. My counseling approach ranges from cognitive-behavioral, solutions focused, trauma focused cognitive behavior and reality. However, I focus on the client and tailor what is necessary to help you accomplish your goals in therapy.
Can't wait to take your first steps with you in making a positive change in your life. This is journey that I am committed to take with you as you seek to live a more happy, meaningful and fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you!
Trauma and abuse
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , etc.
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
Years of Experience: 25+
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
MI LPC 6401005081
He is so kind and compassionate. So knowledgeable about how our minds work!!!
Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Wesley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
I’m so grateful for Wesley and all the help and immense support he has provided me as I am navigating through life and all of it’s ups and downs. I am glad I reached out to Betterhelp and am glad I was matched with Wesley. Thank you!
Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Wesley for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and career difficulties
I see him every week and every week I feel myself getting better by taking his advise and it truly helps. I’m finally making progress because of him.
Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Wesley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Wesley really listens well and let's me know that I am not alone in this and that my feelings are valid.
Written on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Wesley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Been amazing therapist for the past six weeks very helpful and understanding thank you so much
Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Wesley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem