Misty Johnson, MSW, ACSW

I am a private practice pre-licensed professional serving clients in and around the Bay Area with offices in San Jose and San Francisco, as well as online. As your therapist, it is my priority to create a therapeutic atmosphere that promotes growth and positive change, for you. I look forward to working with you to addresses your challenges and realize your goals. Therapy is a process that can move you toward being the healthiest version of yourself and living the life you desire.

Treatment Approach

field pathI use a variety of approaches to address my clients unique needs. Many successful treatment plans will utilize a foundation of cognitive-behavioral, emotionally focused therapy, family systems, feminist, interpersonal, psychosocial, relational psychotherapy, solution-focused brief therapy, then quickly move toward a tailored treatment plan and approach that includes tools to help sustain the growth experienced in therapy.

Additionally, there is a growing body of research that supports the practice of self-compassion and mindfulness in psychotherapy. Neuroscience research reveals individuals that practice these techniques are happier, more resilient, and better equipped to heal painful experiences from the past. It is my honor and mission to help my clients move past what’s blocking them from reaching their full potential individually and in their relationships.

A healer is not someone you go to for healing.  A healer is someone that triggers in you your own ability to heal yourself.

Education & Credentials:

  • CA Board of Behavioral Sciences Registration #: 87324
  • License State: california
  • Practicing Since: 2018
  • Under the clinical supervision of LMFT Niralli D’Costa, 54007
  • Education: Bachelor in Women and Gender Studies, Master in Social Work, State-certified Rape Crisis Counselor