Kim Johnson, LMHC, MT-BC
Kim is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and board certified music therapist
(MT-BC) who graduated with her master’s from Lesley University in 2017. She has
experience with adults and adolescents in group private practice and community mental health settings. The levels of care she has worked in are outpatient, with both individual and group therapy, and in partial hospital programs for mental health and substance use disorders. Additionally, she has had intensive training in dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive processing therapy for PTSD.
While Kim draws from several methods and modalities in order to tailor treatment to each client’s unique needs and goals, she primarily informs her practice with dialectical
behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and cognitive processing therapy, all
through a trauma-informed lens and awareness of power, privilege and oppression, both systematically and individually. Kim also often utilizes expressive therapy techniques, including music, writing and a therapeutic use of visual art.
Kim’s areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma/PTSD,
behavioral and emotion dysregulation challenges, existential issues, identity and
self-esteem. She also has experience adapting treatment to fit the needs of neurodiverse individuals. As a queer therapist, Kim has a passion for working with LGBTQ+ clients and has recently been studying gender affirming voice work.