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Ingrid Johnson Therapy

A living room for the soul

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What To Expect

Living room for the soul

How can I help? I am honored to walk with individuals in their daily life of challenges, joy, suffering, and growth. I think of therapy as a living room for your soul and life to explore and process your thoughts, emotions, patterns, and relationships. My goal is for you to have the safe space to look objectively at yourself and your life and help you grow into your own skin and soul. It takes guts to come to therapy and the more comfortable you feel, the more authentic you will be with yourself and your exploration of the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful of life.

You may be coming in to process recent loss or grief, explore an addictive behavior, work on depression or anxiety, or have a safe space to sort out life. During your first visit we will likely kick off our shoes (literally) to begin a comfortable and honest conversation and I'll gather information, answer your questions, and begin getting to know one another. 

My belief is that the more comfortable you feel in this space, the harder we will both work and the more growth will occur.

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Services I Offer

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Individual Therapy

My practice is comprised of adult individuals working to improve their life, thoughts, emotions, and moods.

I work with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, and the general daily struggles we all face in relationships and getting our of our own way.

I use creative approaches which often become homework between sessions including music, podcasts, journaling, or whatever else has woven its way into my world recently that has helped me reflect, grow, and change their thoughts and behaviors. I also use traditional interventions and techniques such as CBT and DBT.

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I attempted EMDR basic training in February 2020 and due to the many pivots brought on by the pandemic, I paused my training. As clients continued to present with trauma beyond my skill level, I knew I could either refer clients out or attempt EMDR basic training again.

I found a phenomenal training institute ( and haven't looked back, if anything, blazed forward with continued training and am EMDR certified.

I cannot say enough about witnessing client healing and change in a way I never have as a therapist until I began practicing from a trauma-informed EMDR lens. I integrate it in every session I can and want every person and nervous system to have an opportunity to regulate and heal itself. 

To learn more about EMDR, please visit:

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Addiction and Recovery

With both professional and personal experience, I provide compassionate care to individuals and partners in addiction and recovery. Alcohol, substance, and sexual addiction are all areas I work in and am honored to walk alongside people as they face and grow through the hard knocks of addiction and how to bravely address it and grow it into a strength, not negative stronghold.

In addition to those working through addiction, I also work with partners and families of addicts or those with compulsive tendencies.


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I’m Ingrid Johnson, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in San Clemente.

My background includes moving around as a kid and becoming flexible with change and able to jump into new schools and settings ( I went to 3 high schools in my 4 year career in Utah, New Mexico, and Wyoming). That adaptability has served me as a I started my career in 2002 in Alaska and moved me to Long Beach, CA in 2003. 

While my titles and roles have varied over the years, I figure if I am able to help and work with people in the pain, joy, and also day to day grind of life, I am doing my job at large. My career has included working in nonprofit settings such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater L.A. with at-risk youth, families, and mentors, community mental health with field-based services (sometimes therapy with kids is throwing a football at the park), residential and IOP mental health and substance abuse treatment centers, and hospice and bereavement, and school settings.

When I am not sitting in a seat as a therapist, you'll find me reading a book, maybe training or competing in a triathlon, or trying to practice what I preach by spending time with people I love and creating a life I am proud to call my own.

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Common Questions

Do you take insurance? And what are your rates?

I sure do! I am in network with Cigna and United/Optum/Oscar.

My goal is to provide quality services to motivated clients. My fee is $160 and if I am out of network, I can provide a superbill for you. I also hold several sliding scale slots for clients who are motivated to be here and cannot afford the private pay rate.

What is your therapeutic style?

I operate from a person-centered therapeutic approach.

I became trained in EMDR in 2021 and certified in 2022.  I fell in love and awe with the healing I watched happen before my eyes. I "drank the Koolaid" of EMDR so much that I now chug it and want to share its healing power with everyone. EMDR is used with the majority of my clients as our body has the power to heal in ways words literally cannot describe.

I incorporate a variety of theoretical approaches and draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and most of all, being a human and incorporating day to day humanity into sessions.

What are your hours/availability?

I am in the office Monday-Thursday and typically work 9am-4pm.
Availability changes frequently, so if you are interested in working with me, the best way to contact me is to text or email me to set up a consultation and see if my availability works with yours.

How long does each therapy session take?

Sessions are 50 minutes long and are typically once a week as we begin the process and can change frequency as needed.

Who don't you work with? Who do you work with?

While my background has included numerous populations and settings, I do not work with children, teens, couples, or families as a treatment population. I work with adult individuals who are experiencing life stressors, relationship challenges, anxiety and depressive symptoms, addiction and compulsive behaviors.

Anything else we should know?

This office runs on soul, goofiness, and at at times, some pretty darn direct words. I am not the therapist for everyone, but for those whom I have the privilege to sit across from, we were meant to meet and I consider that a true honor and joy.

Do you offer virtual or in person sessions?

Based on my personal therapy style and desire for connection, I offer in person sessions and do not use a virtual platform for sessions.

My office has a sliding door and patio for optimal air circulation, a top of the line air purifier, as well as 8 feet between client and therapist.

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Located in downtown San Clemente 

Contact me today for a free phone  consultation to see I'm the right fit for you.

616 S El Camino Real Suite G-2

San Clemente, CA 92672


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No Surprises Act

No Surprises Act



(OMB Control Number: 0938-1401)

When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing.

What is “balance billing” (sometimes called “surprise billing”)?

When you see a doctor or other health care provider, you may owe certain out-of-pocket costs,     such as a copayment, coinsurance, and/or a deductible. You may have other costs or have to pay the entire bill if you see a provider or visit a health care facility that isn’t in your health plan’s network.

“Out-of-network” describes providers and facilities that haven’t signed a contract with your health plan. Out-of-network providers may be permitted to bill you for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay and the full amount charged for a service. This is called “balance billing.” This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit.

“Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care - like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider.

 You are protected from balance billing for:

Emergency services

If you have an emergency medical condition and get emergency services from an out-of-network provider or facility, the most the provider or facility may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount (such as copayments and coinsurance). You can’t be balance billed for these emergency services. This includes services you may get after you’re in stable  condition, unless you give written consent and give up your protections not to be balanced billed for these post-stabilization services.

Certain services at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center

When you get services from an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, certain providers there may be out-of-network. In these cases, the most those providers may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount. This applies to emergency medicine, anesthesia, pathology, radiology, laboratory, neonatology, assistant surgeon, hospitalist, or intensivist services. These providers can’t balance bill you and may not ask you to give up your protections  not to be balance billed.

If you get other services at these in-network facilities, out-of-network providers can’t balance  bill you unless you give written consent and give up your protections.

You’re never required to give up your protection from balance billing. You also aren’t required to get care out-of-network. You can choose a provider or facility in your plan’s network.

 When balance billing isn’t allowed, you also have the following protections:

You are only responsible for paying your share of the cost (like the copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles that you would pay if the provider or facility was in-network). Your health plan will pay out-of-network providers and facilities directly.

Your health plan generally must:

Cover emergency services without requiring you to get approval for services in advance (prior authorization).

Cover emergency services by out-of-network providers.

Base what you owe the provider or facility (cost-sharing) on what it would pay an in-network provider or facility and show that amount in your explanation of benefits.

Count any amount you pay for emergency services or out-of-network services toward your deductible and out-of-pocket limit.

If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, you may contact: If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, you may contact: California Office of Insurance, 1-800-927-4357 or

Visit for more information about your rights under Federal law.

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