Ronald L Johnson

Licensed Professional Counselor

I offer mindfulness-based and holistic services to those affected by stress, anxiety, depression, and various unwanted addictive behaviors. Stressors can be from work, relationships, or concerns about the World, among others. Addictive cycles can include drugs, alcohol, food, or romantic patterns.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy

My Approach

Clients engage in several traditional counseling approaches to reconnect with a deeper sense of self, including talk therapy, mindfulness meditation on the breath and inner emotions, and scanning and awakening of the energy field of the inner body. These create healing and meaning in one's life and promote a positive outlook. Gradually, less constrictive thought processes replace these conditioned reactions and released energies are poured into new areas of growth. Clients may receive support for physical regimens at local gyms or yoga studios, as well as reassessment of educational goals, occupational, and relational potentials to provide for holistic, long term health.

My Background

I received a bachelor's degree in psychology and religious studies from University of California, Santa Cruz, where I really enjoyed studying. I started learning yoga and martial arts there, and was introduced to Zen master Kobun Chino Sensei. I studied meditation with him at Zendo Santa Cruz and practiced there independently. Back home in Oregon, I trained in alcohol counseling at OHSU and earned a master's in psychology and creative writing at UO Eugene. More recently I obtained additional educational requirements for my LPC studying mindfulness through Walden University online. I have published papers on poetics of mindful awareness and the various counseling modalities related to consciousness development and personal growth. Besides counseling I teach yoga classes around Portland that include harmonium and chant practice.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Optum
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence BC/BS
  • United Behavioral Health


  • 503-734-0552
  • Website
  • 3954 N Williams Ave, Suite B
    Portland 97227

At a Glance

  • Experience: 7 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: North Portland
  • Rate: $60-90/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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