Accepting New Clients
Therapist & Intake Coordinator
As the intake coordinator for the Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy, it is my honor to assist you in beginning your journey of healing. With compassion, understanding, and empathy as guiding points, I can work with you to connect you to the proper services. Often times, when one is reaching out for help is when they need it the most. It can be scary and confusing to navigate the mental health treatment continuum, so I feel fortunate to serve as a companion for you as you begin this new journey. I utilize my prior experience in social services, connecting and educating individuals and families to and on supports and resources in their communities, as well as my clinical knowledge to help you cultivate the courage to discover the best fit for your needs. Reaching out for help is the first step toward post-traumatic growth.
If you are ready to find a therapist or join our therapy groups, please contact Lewis for an intake at 484-440-9416.
Lewis Johnson, M.S., NCC, CTP (he/him/his) is an Experiential Trauma Therapist with a Master of Science degree in Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Neumann University. He is an EMDR-trained therapist and a Certified Trauma Professional. Lewis believes that every client with whom he engages has the answers that they seek within themselves; however, they sometimes need a companion to provide additional guidance and support as they unravel the threads within their life that have caused them to feel “stuck.” Through collaboration and communication between the client and himself, Lewis sees the therapeutic alliance as the key to a client’s growth and progress. Lewis weaves in psychodrama and other experiential techniques in the work he does with clients to help them verbalize or change the narrative of their story.
In a previous role, Lewis provided direct support to adults with autism and connected individuals with intellectual and physical differences and their families to resources in the community. He then went on to work in academic support at a university, providing holistic support to students as they worked towards achieving their academic goals.
Lewis specializes in issues of trauma, religion/spirituality, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, and matters affecting men. He is passionate about working with individuals among the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and gender expansive) community and the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community. Lewis leads a therapy group (see video below) for the LGBTQIA+ community called LGBTQIA+ Group: The Power of Community to Heal from Trauma. As an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist, self-identifying Black cisgender male, and spiritual being, Lewis actively engages in ongoing education to ensure he is providing his clients with support that is representative of their unique and beautiful stories. If an individual wants to delve into the religious or spiritual parts of their story, he creates a safe and brave space for one to explore.
“I recognize that your journey is unique. Exploring past, present, and future chapters of your story can be intimidating and overwhelming, but I believe we can work together to maintain the wellness of your mind, body, and soul during it. I see myself as a companion on your journey; I am there to walk by your side as you discover and learn new and exciting aspects of your story. I look forward to traveling with you.”
“The need for love lies at the very foundation of human existence.” – Dalai Lama
Lewis’ typical fee is $140 for individual therapy (53 min); he can work on a sliding scale if needed. Although he only works on a self-pay basis, he is able to provide documentation for clients to submit for out-of-network reimbursement from their insurance provider.