Carrie Johnson, MFT  MFT 79984

Psychotherapy for Children, Teens, Families, Couples, & Individuals


Individual Therapy for Children, Adolescents, and Teenagers
Family Therapy
Couples Therapy

Individual Therapy for Adults

Practice Areas

  • Challenging and high risk behaviors in children & adolescents

  • ADHD & Learning Differences

  • Family stress, transition, or conflict

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

  • Anxiety and Stress Disorders

  • Depression, grief, and loss

  • Trauma and Attachment

  • Art and Play Therapy

  • Meditation and Mindfulness

  • Parenting with the Nurtured Heart Approach

  • Adoption and Foster Care

  • Special Education

  • Juvenile Justice Systems


B.A., Psychology, University of Illinois

M.A., Applied Family and Child Studies, Northern Illinois University


  • The National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training, Institute for Innovation and Implementation at University of Maryland's School of Social Work, June 2017-November 2017

  • Practice-Based Intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training, Dr. Lane Pedersen, January 2017-April 2017

  • Nurtured Heart Approach, Youth Homes, Inc., September 2014 and April 2017

  • Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), Dr. Bruce Perry, February 2012-May 2012

  • Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency Framework (ARC), Dr. Margaret Blaustein, May 2011-May 2012

  • Clinical Supervision, December 2011 and June 2016

  • CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) Certified, August 2008, and Instructor Certified, March 2017

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in treatment of children and adolescents and their families. Whether your family is going through a stressful transition, experiencing conflict, or managing mental health issues or behavioral challenges, we will join forces to create effective and lasting change. I have over ten years of experience working with families, couples, adults, and youth of all ages. Splitting my time between private practice and non-profit agencies has given me experience treating a diverse range of challenges, diagnoses, family and life circumstances. During the therapeutic process, I want you to feel supported and heard, and we will work together to individualize treatment. I am approachable, genuine, and particularly skilled at building trust with "hard to reach" kids and teens. 


My approach is strengths-based and systemic, meaning that, particularly in my work with families and couples, our goal is to gain insight about each member’s role and how they impact the functioning of the whole system. This approach reduces blame and shame and empowers each person to make changes that will positively impact their relationships. For individuals, systemic therapy examines the way that life experiences, family history, culture, biological and psychological factors, and social relationships impact mental health and behaviors.

I am committed to providing affirmative therapy services to LGBTQIA+ clients and their families.

I have developed a workshop for middle and high school parents called "Is There an App for That? Parenting in the Digital Age." This workshop will provide parents with the basics of social media, help them set realistic rules and boundaries for screen time, improve open communication about their child or teen's online experiences, and support prevention of high-risk online behaviors (including cyberbullying, sexting, and cyber-addiction). I can provide this workshop at your school, meeting, or community group.

For more information about Carrie, please visit her website.


Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)


Member, San Francisco Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SFCAMFT)