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Matt Johnson, LICSW, MSW

Matt Johnson, LICSW, MSW

Psychotherapist/ Clinic Supervisor

Welcome! My approach to therapy begins with you – your goals, hopes, and dreams for the future. I wholeheartedly believe that everyone has everything they need inside of them. I believe people get stuck when they get disconnected from their internal wisdom. I believe people get stuck in strategies to try and solve their struggles, but those strategies don’t get them what they need or they pay a high price for them. Here you are, taking a bold step towards getting what you need, getting unstuck.

Clinic Locations

  • Bloomington

Specialty Areas

  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Ages Served: 13 and older
  • Anxiety, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – EMDR, Trauma, Parenting Issues, Mood Disorders, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Attachment Disorders, Chronic Pain, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Personality Disorders

Professional Experience

Collaboration is extremely important to me – we are partners working towards your goals, those things you want to be different. I see myself as a guide, walking with you. I bring a variety of tools as a guide. Tools to help shift the mind and patterns of thinking. Tools to help the body shift and release unpleasant experiences, allowing things to pass. Tools to help the whole person to release past traumas and adverse life experiences, that keep them stuck in unhelpful adaptations. My focus is to adapt and customize all of these possible tools for each unique client, building upon all their innate strengths.

While I’m focused on working hard with clients, there’s always room for humor and lightness. I bring my whole self and I invite clients to bring their whole selves into the work, not just the “injured parts”. I love a great joke or an interesting story. I’m endlessly curious about so many things about the world and people. I love movies and eating well. I love traveling near and far – learning about the world, history, and people.

For those looking for a more straightforward description, in my practice I use: Client Centered Humanism, EMDR, CBT, Attachment Focused Trauma Therapy (AFTT-A), Emotional Freedom Technique, Mindfulness, and Somatic Experiencing.

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” – Maya Angelou

Education

  • BA - Psychology, University of Minnesota
  • Masters of Social Work - University of Pittsburgh

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Masters of Social Work (MSW)

Referral & Appointment

To check this provider’s availability or to make a referral or appointment, please call our Intake Coordinators at (651) 777-5222; email intake@canvashealth.org, or complete this form to request an appointment.