Marin County Therapist
Marin County Therapist
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Marin County Therapist

Robert Johnson, LMFT

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Robert Johnson, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


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 intervention...it'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 are to being a fully integrated and healthy person.

Specifically, I have found that I work well with depressive men and women, substance abuse and personality disruptions such as narcissism and borderline traits.

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"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken"

- Oscar Wilde


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Therapeutic Orientation

Psychodynamic- We have unconscious impulses that motivate our thinking and behavior. We are pattern recognizing and information storing machines, placing experience in the unconscious to help navigate living. We have mental algorithms that organize our response to everything, which is efficient, but blinds us from novelty and everyday wonder. Without making the unconscious, conscious…we are bound to repeat the same patterns.

Jungian- Each of us has a deep lineage and history, both genetically and culturally, which conform to archetypes that influence our story about who we are.

Somatic- The body is wise, and often is more telling then the everyday thinking, linear, goal oriented pre-frontal cortex. Listen to what is stored in the body.

Existential- Why are we here? What do I want from life? What gives me meaning and purpose in life…if anything? One can be an atheist or evangelist…we need some structure to make sense out of the chaos of life.

Humanistic- I value what it means to be you; I want to honor your subjectivity and the inherent beauty in the fact that you are a conscious, sentient being.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- I have years of experience leading CBT groups and helping people refine and gain control over thoughts and behaviors that perpetuate suffering.




Area of Focus    

Teens - Relationships - Grief - Spirituality - Substance Abuse - Depression 



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EDUCATION & TRAINING 

Masters of Arts in Counseling from Sonoma State University

Post graduate school at the Community Institute of Psychotherapy 


Some Training over the years that inform my work: 

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 

Therapy Services
 

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Individual Therapist

I offer individual psychotherapy for clients who are looking for additional support in their lives to foster positive changes.  In doing individual work, I come from a depth psychology framework and am constantly using my training, education and experience to meet you in the spots where movement can happen. Some issues you might be going through:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Grief

  • Lack of meaning in life

  • Sexual and intimate issues

  • Relationship issues

  • Work/professional issues

  • Substance use and abuse

In addition, I feel practical, clear and tangible exchanges create honesty and simple, but important truths to understand about yourself.  Sometimes we need psychotherapy and sometimes we just need to see things for what they are, and I work with the individual in making this possible.

 I am a psychotherapy therapist next to college of Marin, in Marin county. Best therapist and counselor, as ranked by Marin county therapist and counselor near college of Marin. In Marin county practicing counseling, psychotherapy and therapy near college of Marin, I work with teens, couples counseling in kentfield. Kentfield, college or Marin, best therapist in Marin county. According to Marin therapy counseling near college of Marin, best therapist in Marin county. I operate working with teens in kentfield, near college of Marin as a counselor and psychotherapy. I have a masters in counseling and psychotherapy and over 5 years working with teens, couples counseling and adults in varies psychotherapy, counseling and therapy clinics. Kentfield, college of Marin working with students teens Marin county counseling psychotherapy and therapy at ranked best therapist in Marin county.

Teen Therapist

I have practiced therapy with teens in a variety of settings: Junior High School, High School, private and in home.  In my practice, I have learned that counseling teens through this time period is the most existential, intense times to be alive and navigate through the world.  Teens often come to therapy and counseling when they find themselves dealing with issues such as:

  • Identity issues

  • Family issues

  • Substance use

  • ADHD

  • Sexuality identification

  • Neurological issues

  • Grief

  • Relationship issues

  • Bullying

  • Depression & Anxiety 

  • College expectations 

  • Family Conflict

  • Step family

  • School

 I am a psychotherapy therapist next to college of Marin, in Marin county. Best therapist and counselor, as ranked by Marin county therapist and counselor near college of Marin. In Marin county practicing counseling, psychotherapy and therapy near college of Marin, I work with teens, couples counseling in kentfield. Kentfield, college or Marin, best therapist in Marin county. According to Marin therapy counseling near college of Marin, best therapist in Marin county. I operate working with teens in kentfield, near college of Marin as a counselor and psychotherapy. I have a masters in counseling and psychotherapy and over 5 years working with teens, couples counseling and adults in varies psychotherapy, counseling and therapy clinics. Kentfield, college of Marin working with students teens Marin county counseling psychotherapy and therapy at ranked best therapist in Marin county.

Couples Therapist

"We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love"

"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength"

   -Freud

My work in couples therapy is rooted in attachment theory and informed by training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFTC) and the Gottman Method .  Couples often come to therapy for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Communication issues

  • Infidelity 

  • Sexual issues

  • Loss of attraction and affection

  • Family issues

  • Intimacy issues

  • Sex and porn addiction

Along with love, inherent in the nature of relationships is conflict.  The trick is the ability to learn how to have respect and effectively engage in communication with one another when problems arise.    

 

What is Therapy?

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The wound is the place where the light enters you
— Rumi

Therapy, counseling, psychotherapy…what is it and is it right for me?  Part of human life and nature is going through tumultuous  times, and this is where we advance or stay parked.  We don’t overcome our struggles…we go through them.  Moving through it with a guide and trained professional in a safe and focused space helps gain some control over our struggles.  Therapy increases our consciousness of issues, resilience of feelings and our authenticity in relationship to ourselves and others.  Therapy is an adult, conscious choice to work on ourselves and take seriously the responsibility of psychological and emotional health.  It’s a gift and practice for the betterment of the Self.


Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field, I will meet you there
— Rumi
 
 I am a psychotherapy therapist next to college of Marin, in Marin county. Best therapist and counselor, as ranked by Marin county therapist and counselor near college of Marin. In Marin county practicing counseling, psychotherapy and therapy near college of Marin, I work with teens, couples counseling in kentfield. Kentfield, college or Marin, best therapist in Marin county. According to Marin therapy counseling near college of Marin, best therapist in Marin county. I operate working with teens in kentfield, near college of Marin as a counselor and psychotherapy. I have a masters in counseling and psychotherapy and over 5 years working with teens, couples counseling and adults in varies psychotherapy, counseling and therapy clinics. Kentfield, college of Marin working with students teens Marin county counseling psychotherapy and therapy at ranked best therapist in Marin county.
 

How often we get stuck in the idea of what is right and what is wrong.  Am I bad or good for doing this or that.  Being a person is much more complicated than that… we have a tendency to be polarizing, black and white thinking about who we think we should be and who we are.  Meeting in a space of curiosity and non-judgement, of acceptance is where work on ourselves really happens.  As Carl Rogers said,

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change
— Carl Rogers

 
 

Contact

1036 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Kentfield, CA

Suite 206

530-520-5371

robertjohnsontherapy@gmail.com

 
 

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