David  Earl Johnson

David Earl Johnson

Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
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David Earl Johnson, MSW, LICSW, PLLC
Beacon Therapeutic Associates
Champlin, MN, USA 55316

Treatment Offered

Therapy Orientation:
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Psychodynamic, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Family/Marital Therapy, Coaching, Interpersonal, Family Systems Therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Other
Age Focus:
Seniors, Teenagers, Adults
Dissociative Disorders, Anger Management, Gay Lesbian Issues, Personality Disorders, Child or Adolescent Issues, Divorce, Trauma and PTSD, Life Coaching, Psychosis, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Spirituality, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders, Elderly Persons Disorders, Women, Loss or Grief, Thinking Disorders, Depression, Finding Your Purpose in Life
Treatment Modality:
Couples, Individuals, Families, Groups
Any Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation:
Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, Any Orientation
Religious Beliefs:
Any Religion
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Life Is Worth Living Because...
“"I came to understand that I am not the light or the source of light. But light -- truth, understanding, knowledge -- is there, and it will only shine in many dark places if I reflect it." - Alexander Papaderosby”
About My Work
“We only have one life to live. I think we'd all agree that we want to live a happy life, one that has meaning, and fulfills us. We want:

productive activity that challenges us, engages our skills and teaches us new ones, a life that is enriched by relationships and accomplishments with which we can be proud, a life without regrets or worries, to live our life fully, to maximize our potential, to produce a legacy that benefits those that will survive us and we can look back on with pride. And we want to do all this while feeling healthy and safe.

How many of us succeed? That's hard to say. We all know people who claim to have a life like this, and we certainly know people who will recount their regrets on request.

You might notice that having it all, all the time, may be impossible. Some of us might conjure up some old sayings like:

"You can't have your cake and eat it too."
"You can't always get what you want."

But how to do we make sure we get what we need when we need it most?

Its a tall order indeed. Self-help is a huge industry. Every author seems to think they have at least some answers to this question.

Full Impact Living℠ is my life philosophy based on psychological concepts, research and my experience in providing treatment. It has evolved over more than 30 years of clinical practice successfully helping people with some of the most difficult to treat mental health disorders:

Treatment Resistant Major Depressive Disorder
Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Bipolar Affective Disorder

Full Impact Living℠ is based on the latest psychological research and cutting edge evidence-based treatment approaches such as:

Emotion Focused Therapy,
Dialectical Behavior Therapy,
Cognitive Behavior Therapy,
Interpersonal Therapy,
Psychodynamic Therapy

It incorporates the important concepts in self-help psychology such as:


Full Impact Living℠ is based on six key concepts, fundamental principles of personal development. Many of you will recognize these as common sense. But the funny thing about "common sense" is how uncommon the knowledge of the means to acquire it is, when you don't have it.
The Key Concepts are Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, Self-knowledge, Experience, Focus, and Balance. Each principle is define on my website: www.davemsw.com”
My Story
“After 30 years of experience providing mental health services in various settings, I have discovered six key concepts to a healthy life. Let me show you how to live the kind of life many of us only dream about, a life of passion about what is important. Let me show you the way to live emotionally free, mindfully aware and totally centered with Full Impact Living!℠”
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Years in Practice: 30+ Years
Graduated from: Washington University in St Louis
Year Graduated: 1978

Remote Therapy

Online Counseling: Yes
Technologies: Doxy.me/DaveMSW
More Info: www.davemsw.com

Please use the contact form on this page to find out more about the provider's remote therapy options

Cost & Payment Modalities

Avg Cost (session): $80 - $119
Accepts Insurance: Yes
Insurances accepted: Magellan Behavioral Health, Health Partners, United Behavioral Healthcare, Victims of Crime, MN Medical Assistance, BlueCross and/or BlueShield, Anthem, UCare, ValueOptions, Medica, MHN/Managed Health Network, Aetna, Medicare, Cigna, PreferredOne, Medicaid, Out of Network, UBH, Humana, Ceridian
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Online Payments accepted: Yes

Please verify costs and payment modalities before you arrange your first visit

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