Guidance and Support for Healing and TransformationCounseling Services for Adults and Teens
Andrew Johnston MDiv MA LPCI
I am a therapist working with adults and teens in downtown Greenville.
My goals in therapy are to help you better understand why your emotions, thoughts and behaviors are causing difficulties, to discover effective ways to change, and to support your natural capacity to grow so that the changes are lasting.
I also work with couples, and have been trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. For more information about my work with couples, please visit the website for the Greenville Relationship Institute.
The Principles that Guide My Work
Every person, no matter how distressed, how troubled, how confused, or how lost, can be respected as a fellow human being. Anyone who walks into my office will be afforded my honor and respect.
We are all born with the ability to connect deeply with others. That connection is often injured and adapted along the way, but is not lost. Our pathways to healing depend upon having a strong, supportive connection to someone who respects us.
In order for changes to be sustainable, simply medicating or fighting off symptoms is not enough. You need to understand what is causing the problem in the first place.
The foundation for a healing relationship is trust. You have to trust that the therapist is well trained, competent, and has your best interests at heart.
We all have an inner desire to be free from cycles of injury, isolation, and suffering.
We continue to grow throughout our lives. When we are struggling, it is easy to believe “this is just how I am.” However, there is always, always the potential for transformation.