Lydia Johnson MA, ATR, LPC
My personal vision statement is to build up God’s kingdom here on earth through my gifts and talents of art, teaching, counseling, and training and to minister to those that are emotionally, mentally, relationally, and spiritually hurting and broken by pointing them to the cross of Jesus Christ and His shed blood where they can experience His cleansing, healing and restoration. To realign with this vision, I started Resting Place.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist with certification in Divorce and Family Mediation in the state of Wisconsin. I am also Prepare/Enrich certified for premarital and married couples. I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups providing psychotherapy and creative art therapy in a variety of settings such as inpatient facilities, day treatment centers, residential and partial programs, group homes, community and juvenile detention centers, schools, and churches. I have worked with a variety of issues but have extensive experience in the following areas: attachment and identity issues, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, self-esteem/self-worth issues, boundaries/interpersonal issues, young adult/adult life transitions (relational, educational, occupational, and spiritual), and complex family conflicts such as separation/divorce, post-divorce adjustment, and blended families, marriage and relationship counseling.
In addition to clinical work (identifying the problem, treating the symptoms, and helping clients master their life situation) I hope to also help individuals grow in their spiritual walk with God (helping them to see God in their situation and to seek Him for truth, peace, and empowerment to overcome their life difficulties). I counsel adults, in particular those that are between the ages of 18-35. Helping them with life transitions, identity development, healthy relationships, and spiritual formation. Besides counseling, I also provide workshops, trainings, and material to help couples, families, and church communities with conflict resolution, forgiveness and reconciliation, healthy living and self-care, creative art expression, and effective communication.