Charlotte Johnson, MA, LPCC

When bad days start to feel like bad weeks, know that you are not alone. I am here to help you move through emotions and experiences without getting “stuck” in repetitive cycles that are keeping you from being fully present from living your best life.

If you are struggling with maintaining routines or are finding that your routines have become too rigid, we can find ways to increase motivation for behavioral change, adjust to transitions, regulate emotions, and increase psychological flexibility through engaging in mindful action that aligns with your values.

If fear is getting in the way of living your authentic life, let’s create a plan to help practice skills that are needed and gain confidence to tackle the goals you have envisioned for yourself. By providing a safe environment build on trust, you can be yourself without judgment. Shame and stigma are very real and things you may want to process.

Some of the areas that I enjoy working with include obsessions and compulsions, autism spectrum, anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, social anxiety, parenting, and personal development. I work with children (ages 5+), adolescents, and adults for individual and family therapy. I enjoy a collaborative style while being flexible and utilizing evidenced-based and creative approaches that are tailored to you/ your child’s needs.

I tend to take a more directive approach while providing support, encouragement, and motivation to work towards behavioral change. Specific modalities that I have been trained in include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-focused CBT (ages 6-17), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure and Response/ Ritual Prevention for OCD.

I am a Certified EX/RP Provider in Exposure and Response Ritual Prevention by the Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxiety/ University of Pennsylvania and have an Autism Direct Support Certification through the Autism Society of Minnesota. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Board Approved Supervisor.


Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Minor in Communication, Augsburg University

clinical experience

Thad Wilderson & Associates

Perspectives Family Center




Suicidal Ideation

Adjustment and Transitions

Grief/ Loss

Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress

Attention-Deficit and Hyperactivity/ Impulsivity

Behavioral Problems


Autism Spectrum

Social and Relational Issues


Family Communication


Personal Development

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

In network with

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners-Commercial
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health
  • United Health/Medica

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.


Understanding research and the root cause of common psychological issues is a great first step to creating a healthier you!

What is Trauma and How Can Therapy Help? Trauma Handout