George Johnson, LICSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with individuals and couples. His primary specialty is in relationship work, as he enjoys helping to demystify and shift negative patterns that keep you stuck in gridlock with your partner.
His 29 years of experience guides his skillful ability to help shine a light on areas where support or correction are needed. His approach is strengths-based and supportive—providing empathy, and attentiveness—with structure to help you look at what is most painful, to find healing and rejuvenation.
George is skilled at treating mood disorders including depression, anxiety, and anger issues as well as issues related to substance abuse, traumatic experiences, loss, chronic illness, relationship issues, sexuality, and identity.
I tailor my approach to meet the needs of each individual, and strive to understand each individual within their unique context, without making assumptions. The tools and interventions I provide in therapy are based on cognitive-behavioral, psychoanalytic (learning from our past experiences) and trauma-informed (developmental psychology focused on removing constraints and building support to learn new capacities).
I also have experience with multicultural, diverse environments and can sensitively incorporate these factors into our work together.
I value the relationship I have with you and view this as a key to success in any therapy. My goal is to create a safe, warm, and non-judgmental environment where you’ll feel heard and understood.
I’m skilled at helping people experiment to try on new mental habits or behaviors that are more efficient at navigating stressful experiences or hardship. This holds true in my work with couples, where I create structured conversations where each partner has a healing, encouraging space to work out complex feelings while maintaining connection to their partner and deepest values.
I love helping couples get to the underlying issues that are causing their conflicts and helping partners communicate with each other more effectively. Most importantly, I can help you strengthen the bond between you and your partner in order to create a secure, loving foundation for your relationship.
I specialize in treating trauma and appreciate the opportunity to instill hope and build connections with those who previously thought that such healing and a sense of empowerment were not possible. I’ve been able to help my clients move towards a life that is not dominated by their traumatic experiences.
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Or call George directly at 202-629-1949 ext. 13
202-629-1949 ext. 13
We offer a live online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and IFS course
Meets every Thursday 12-2pm EST, July 15 - August 26, 2021