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Erin Johnston, MSW, LCSW

Office: 111 N. Wabash Ave., No. 1203
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 513-3746
Cell Phone: (312) 513-3746
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Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Telehealth (Video/Phone) Therapy
Consultation Services to Employers
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Employee Assistance Counseling
Practice Description:
Currently offering therapy via phone and/or video conferencing for new and existing clients. Specifically, in an effort to reduce everyone's coronavirus exposure risk and continue to 'flatten the curve' all services have been moved to a secure HIPPA compliant video platform -

I value each person I work with – it is an honor that they choose to share their lives with me. My goal with everyone is to provide services that facilitate an improved level of functioning and contentment.

My style as a clinician is relaxed. Our sessions should be a positive interaction, even if we are discussing difficult issues. Whether a therapist or a coach, my sessions tend to have a feeling of two people relaxing in my living room and having a conversation. It is my job to make you comfortable and safe so that we can resolve the issues that have brought you to therapy. I do not sit back quietly, but instead engage with you to create movement and change towards a positive outcome.

My clients are not a specific “type” of person. I enjoy maintaining an eclectic practice and work with all ages, individuals, and couples. Many of my clients are working through transition issues, while others are dealing with more chronic mental health issues.

I use a collaborative model of therapy, where sessions are more like a conversation between peers than a traditional doctor/patient relationship. I do not view my clients’ issues as coming from an abnormal psychopathology, but instead as your normal reaction to living in a stressful, complex, and contradictory world. Through a systems perspective, I seek to understand your issues in the context of your unique experience rather than viewing you as having something wrong or being broken.

I have worked with a lot of different people over the last 20 years. Each person is unique and has their own issues, the only constant is that they have committed to taking steps to feel better. It is my pleasure to assist in this process.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Asperger's Syndrome
Personality Disorders
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Eating Disorders
Ethnic/Cultural Issues
Infertility Issues
Life Transitions
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
Relationship Issues
Stress Management
Tourette's Disorder
Women's Issues
Age Specialties: Children
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Behavioral
Family Systems
Additional Demographic Expertise: Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender
Middle Eastern
Education: MSW, UK - Colllege of Social Work, 1994

BASW, UK - Colllege of Social Work, 1991

Mediation Certification
Northwestern University, 2006
License #: 149007205
License State: Illinois
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Additionally Licensed & Registered in the State of NY (LCSW-R), License No. 079485
Divorce and Family Mediator (2006)
Accepted Insurance: Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
Independence Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

Erin Johnston, MSW, LCSW, Therapist in Chicago

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Years in Practice:  Over 20
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes

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