Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
CBT is supported by research for treating a number of conditions including anxiety, depression, and substance use. Often, unhealthy thinking patterns interfere with positive emotions and prevent achievement of life goals. We will work as a team to modify unhealthy thinking patterns, cope with emotions, and implement life-style changes that promote wellbeing.
Strengths-based counseling focuses on the inherent strengths and skills that you already posses, and uses them as building blocks for future accomplishments and problem-solving.
Instead of focusing all of our time and attention on problems or using language that stigmatizes and labels you , a strengths-focused approach empowers you by drawing attention to the positives that already exist within and around you.
This approach dictates that people are not defined by their difficulties, diagnosis, or symptoms. Instead you are defined by your capacity for growth and adaption.
Utilizing a strengths-based approach can be particularly useful for individuals who feel overwhelmed by the enormity of their problems. By re-framing one’s perception of the situation from focusing on everything that is wrong to one that recognizes what is working, you can begin to develop positive, realistic, and achievable goals.
This approach doesn’t mean that you ignore the problem or avoid discussing struggles directly. What can make this approach so powerful is that you discuss obstacles within the context of drawing upon resiliency and successes that you demonstrate in other areas of your life.
When people feel empowered, they can be active participants in bringing about constructive life changes.
Meet the Team
Karri Lynn Johnson, LPC
It is an honor when counselor's are asked to participate in a person's life in such a profound and meaningful way. I partner with clients in their unique process of learning, growth, and change.
I believe the most productive therapy experience is one of mutual trust, respect, and collaboration. Affinity Counseling is committed to an open and warm environment with a focus on integrity, privacy. and meaningful work .
Learning, growing, and changing can feel unmanageable and uncertain. We’re here to help, walking by your side as you take the next right step...
Steven Buchanan, Practice Administrator
Thank you for enlisting for our services. Our team will work with utmost diligence, regard, and care. My goal is to offer you an efficient business, without you ever feeling like you are working with a business.
Emily McDonald, Master's Level Clinician
Throughout life, we all have moments of feeling frustrated, confused, sad, or overwhelmed. For some, these moments can last for weeks, months, or even years. Counseling creates a space to examine and understand these challenges in a safe and confidential environment.
With my clients, I utilize the evidence-based treatments of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Strengths-Based Therapy in order to bet meet the needs of those that I see. My therapeutic style is empathetic, inclusive, and empowering. I place an emphasis on self-acceptive and compassion, learning coping skills catered to your needs, developing emotional regulation, practicing mindfulness, and recognizing the inherit strengths that you have, but just may not see at the moment.
I consider it a true honor and privilege to walk through your new journey with you. Call or email me when you are ready to begin."
Welcome to the Practice !
For your convenience, appointments can be scheduled online.