About Andrew Johnston
“This is important work. Making sense of our relationships, emotions, and behaviors allows us to change and grow. It allows us to find a greater sense of peace in our own home. What greater gift could we offer our loved ones? What greater gift could we give ourselves?”
Mr. Johnston has worked in the field of human relationships for over 20 years. He has served as a pastor, worked for Habitat for Humanity and other nonprofits, and has been certified in mediation and conflict resolution. In 2012, he received his Master’s Degree in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University and began his work as a professional counselor in January 2015.
He is trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, specifically designed to help clients heal and improve their relationships from the inside out. He continues to serve at the Atlanta Center for EFT as an assistant, helping new therapists learn and integrate the most effective methods for effectively increasing relationship satisfaction.
He also works frequently with men and boys who struggle with relationship issues, who have symptoms of anxiety or depression or excessive anger, and who are stuck in their attempts to find meaning and joy in their lives.
Mr. Johnston works from an experiential approach, using the therapeutic relationship to process emotion and restructure underlying psychological and relational patterns.
Mr. Johnston lives in Greenville with his wife of 16 years and two young children. He enjoys gardening, hiking, home renovation, playing music, and hospitality.
Education and Training
Externship in EFT
Jan 2016, Atlanta, GA
Core Skills EFT Training
Feb-Oct 2016, Atlanta, GA
Masters of Arts in Counseling
Eastern Mennonite University
May 2012, Harrisonburg, VA
Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Mediation
University of Utah
May 2009, Salt Lake City, UT
Masters of Divinity
May 2003, Atlanta, GA
Mr. Johnston is licensed to practice counseling through the state of South Carolina as LPC-I. This designation stands for Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern, meaning that he has completed a Master’s Degree in counseling, has passed the state’s licensure exam, and is in good standing with the SC licensing board. When Mr. Johnston has completed the state requirements for client contact hours and supervised experience, he will then be given the permanent licensure of LPC. Please feel free to ask any questions about licensure and qualifications.