Michael Johnson (he/him/his)

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Our society seems very hard to live in today without being wounded, overwhelmed, or discouraged! Let's talk about how I can help.

Psychologist in Gilbert, AZ


About My Clients

You ever feel like cocooning? You know, when you just want to shut out the world. For many it happens when relating to others feels draining, work is no longer fulfilling, or when it’s hard to feel good about anything. Life feels so heavy that it’s as if there’s no way out. This is how depression and anxiety can feel.

My Background and Approach

Depression, anger, shame, and anxiety can rob us of a sense of control over our lives. But there is hope. You can feel energized and joyful again. Life can feel light and fun. You can have a reason to smile again. Through a collaborative relationship, we can work together to help you figure out the causes of your distress and develop a plan for taking back control. I’ve spent two decades helping people remove obstacles to living a more fulfilling life. To start, we'll focus on your thoughts, feelings, and other factors that play a role in your suffering. We'll identify changes you can make to experience a life of freedom and optimism. You can start to reclaim your life from depression and anxiety now by contacting me.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My introduction to social justice began in a Social Justice class taken while attending an all-male Catholic High School. As a result, I supported anti-Apartheid campaigns and advocating for homeless persons and refugee children. My learning was further deepened and expanded in college where I got involved in Black empowerment, women's empowerment, and serving as an "ally" for LGBTQ persons. Professionally, I've conducted training around multicultural competencies, addressing diversity and inclusion in counseling agencies, combatting mental health stigmas, and improving outreach efforts to diverse communities. Personally, I've supported and contributed to Black Lives Matter and other anti-racist organizations, as well as efforts to address violence against transgender persons. I'm constantly learning and growing. I'm currently reading books about cultural humility and self-care, subscribe to multiple anti-oppression social media sites, and am learning how to decolonize therapy.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 23 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session


602-421-7481 Email Michael
3317 S Higley Road
Suite 114-145
Gilbert, AZ 85297

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