Last updated: 4/4/2020

Erin Johnston, MSW, LCSW (312) 513-3746
Last Updated: 4/4/2020
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LCSW - Chicago Therapist: Offering Secure Video Calls due to Covid-19

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

My style as a clinician is relaxed. Our sessions should be a positive interaction, even if we are discussing difficult issues. 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. Many of my clients are working through transition issues, while others are dealing with more chronic mental health issues.

I use a collaborative model, where sessions feel like two people having a conversation in my living room, versus a stereotypical doctor/patient interaction.   I do not view my clients’ issues as coming from an abnormal psychopathology, but instead as a reaction to living in a stressful, complex, and contradictory world.  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 - the only constant is a commitment to feel better.  It is my pleasure to assist in this process.

Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Asperger's Syndrome Autism Spectrum Couple or Marital Issues Depression Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Phobias Pregnancy/Childbirth Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues Workplace Stress
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Bullying/Harassment Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Gender Identity Immigration/Newcomer Infant Mental Health Infertility Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Postpartum Depression Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Tourette's Disorder Traumatic Brain Injury
Office and Contact Information
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111 N. Wabash Ave., No. 1203
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 513-3746

Contact: Erin Johnston

Office Hours:
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: N/A
Weekends: N/A

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 26

IL - LCSW [149007205]
NY - LCSW-R [079485]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certified in Family Mediation
Divorce Mediator

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $135
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation

Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17) Children (6-12) Preschool (Under 6) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Children of Divorce College Students
Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Brain/Head Injured Gifted Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Step Families Suicidal Transgender
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Expressive Therapy Humanistic Mediation Parent Guidance Psychodynamic Relational
Other theoretical approaches:
Ericksonian Existential Psychotherapy Mindfulness Based Approaches Play Therapy
Methods - focus areas:
Individual Online Therapy Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Arabic Asian Hispanic Indian Irish Russian
Professional Associations