Erin Johnston, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago
I use a collaborative model, where sessions feel like two people having a conversation in my living room, versus a stereotypical doctor/patient interaction. I don't view your issues as coming from an abnormal psychopathology, but instead as a reaction to living in a stressful, complex, and contradictory world. I seek to understand your issues in the context of your unique experience rather than viewing you as having something wrong or being broken. My focus is on what you need from me....I take my lead from you.
Therapy should be a positive interaction, even when discussing difficult issues. I work with each client to determine a course of treatment that works. If there are past issues to be resolved, we will work on those while at the same time actively focusing on change in the present.
Please go to my website to view a video about my approach, it gives you a pretty good idea of me. My special interests include Anxiety, Asperger's, Borderline Personality Disorder, artists/creatives, and therapists in therapy. In addition, I am a divorce mediator and workplace conflict management facilitator.
Call or Email Erin Johnston for a free phone consultation now - (312) 513-3746


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: UK, College of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1994
  • License No. and State: 149007205 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: LCSW-R NY State


  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Mediation, Conflict Management
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Conflict Management
  • Divorce & Family Mediation
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017
Erin Johnston, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago

Erin Johnston

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW