Robert Johnson MA, AMFT



Psychotherapy with Individuals, Couples and Teens

My approach is curious, compassionate and mindful.  My background is in Depth psychology and evidence-based practices.  

You know what the #1 predictor of successful therapy is?  It's not a specific orientation or's the relationship between therapist and client.  

I want to know your subjective experience and what your narrative about yourself is.  I feel the closer we come to knowing and accepting ourselves, the closer we become to being a fully integrated and healthy person. 

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken"

- Oscar Wilde


Therapeutic orientation

Psychodynamic - Jungian - Somatic - Trauma Focused - Existential - Humanistic - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -Transpersonal - Mindfulness - Solution Focused - Narrative - Dream work


Teens & Adolescents        Grief           Spirituality            Relationships  


Anxiety - Depression - Substance use - Grief - Trauma - Spirituality - Work related issues - Family relationships - Women's issues - Addiction - Sex abuse - Couples issues - Infidelity- Men's issues - Coping Skills - Spectrum   

I am a marriage and family therapist intern that is currently being supervised by Bill Arigi #28247, MFT.  

Education & training 

Masters of Arts in Counseling from Sonoma State University

Post graduate school at the Community Institute of Psychotherapy 


Post traumatic stress disorder and the body         Neurobiology of attachment        Reichian character analysis      Sand play therapy       Working with borderline personality disorder         Crisis intervention/Harm reduction          Breathing and mindfulness in therapy        Working with dreams        Therapy with children and parents via attachment       Gestalt psychotherapy        Psychodynamic therapy in a medical model         Application of object relations theory         Resilience and therapy        Self psychology- clinical applications       Clinical field theory- issues of shame         Existential analytical approaches to psychotherapy         Vulnerability of the therapist        Cultural competency        Trauma work in psychotherapy        Addiction and comorbid disorders         Internal family systems     LGBTIQQ and therapy         Family assessment        Working with trauma - assessment and intervention         Control mastery theory     Medication and compliance issues      Psychopharmacology       Transference/countertransference- attachment based         Sexuality         Working with adolescents          Balance theory and not knowing         Working with Anxiety           Somatic therapy in working with emotions         Working with defenses during therapy           Psychodynamic theory in working with Depression        Shame in therapeutic relationships          Family therapy