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Katherine Johnston, LPC Associate, LMFT Associate

Supervised by Venus Rouhani-Rafiei, LPC-S, LMFT-S

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” – Brené Brown

Hello there and welcome to Therapy Austin! 

I am so proud of you! Finding a therapist can be a daunting task, and I would like to commend you on your courage in taking this first step. Remember, it’s okay not to be okay. Life is not easy; it isn’t supposed to be. Life is meant to be lived. 

As your therapist, I aim to create an environment that is safe, warm, supportive and affirming. I strongly believe in joining clients where they are in their journey. Afterall, you are the expert of your own life. Based on my experience as both a client and a counselor, I know first-hand how crucial the therapeutic relationship is in order for treatment to be successful. Therefore, during the early stages of treatment, I focus on creating a collaborative relationship allowing me to get to know you as a special and unique individual. Using various tools and techniques, we can create the long term change and outcome you desire. As humans, we all possess inherent strengths. During our time together, we will build upon these strengths to identify the parts that are no longer serving you. 

When working with individuals, couples and families, I utilize various evidence-based modalities, such as Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Gottman Couples Therapy. As a clinician, I have experience working with concerns related to life transitions, relational trauma, attachment and relationship struggles, family of origin and grief. My goal is to assist you in discovering your authentic self while simultaneously creating and fostering healthy relationships with those that matter most to you. A little about me: I received my Master of Science in Counseling from Southern Methodist University. When I am not practicing, you will find me cooking, exploring the city of Austin and exercising.   

I am looking forward to working with you to create a beautiful and healthy life. Remember, life is happening for us, not to us. If you feel we would be a good fit, please do not hesitate to contact me at 512-201-4501 x 358.  

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MORE ABOUT Katherine


Starts at $110/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Open-minded, collaborative, warm, caring 

EFT, CBT, Gottman Couples Therapy 

Life transitions, relationships, family of origin, grief, trauma-informed



Couples Counseling
Individual Counseling


South Slaughter

Works With

Academic Pressure
Affair Recovery
Anger Management
Anxiety & Stress
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Death & Dying
Depression/Low Mood
Development Trauma
Domestic Violence
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Grief & Loss
High Conflict Couple
Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Issues Related to Oppression
Issues with Parents
Life Transitions
Low Self-Esteem
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Personal Growth
Premarital Issues
Problem Thoughts
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Relationship Issues
Relationship to Social Media
Social Skills Development
Sports Performance
Substance Use
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors

Techniques & Experience

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Anxiety alleviation experience
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
Effective with high-conflict couples
Experienced in domestic violence
Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
IFS (Parts work)
Mindfulness modalities
Practices from an anti-racist lens
Specializing in couples counseling


Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with young adults
Familiar with military culture
Friendly & direct
Identity Affirming
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Social Media Savvy
Spiritually sensitive
Warm & caring


Clinical Supervision

Venus Rouhani, LPC-S, LMFT-S
1406 Camp Craft Road
Austin, TX 76746


Contact Katherine

512-201-4501 ext 358

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