Addiction and OCD Therapy in Lakewood

If its time for you to Focus on yourself or your relationships…Addiction and OCD Therapy in Lakewood may help!

Lori Johnson is an experienced and licensed professional and licensed addiction counselor in Lakewood. She is the Founder and Clinical Director of In Focus Counseling and a professional member of the International OCD Foundation. She works with both adolescents and adults who are challenged with variations of depression, anxiety, OCD, addiction, recovery from eating disorders, recovery focused living, mindfulness, and work/life and school/life balance. At In Focus Counseling LLC, Lori is passionate about helping individuals and couples in her office or by telehealth, thrive as a self entity and for couples to thrive as a cohesive unit.

Therapy is:
Non judgmental

Culturally Inclusive

A place of trust

Before becoming a counselor in Lakewood, Lori received her Bachelor and Masters Degree in psychology at the University of Colorado. After getting her undergraduate degree is Psychology, she facilitated clinical research with couples relationships and interactional style. She also volunteered her time working with teens and families who were challenged with addiction, trauma, and legal ramifications. She enjoyed working with at risk youth helping teens and young adults explore ways to cope with peer groups, addiction, bullying, healthy eating, trauma, racism/discrimination, poverty, self development, and the management of persistent mental illness. As a practitioner experienced in working with adults, both male and female in Intensive Outpatient, Court Mandated treatment, Residential, Inpatient, and Psychiatric Hospitals, she understands the need for a persons interdependence in working through persistent mental illness including: schizophrenia, Addiction, PTSD and trauma, OCD, Behavioral issues, Eating disorders, ADHD, depression, and anxiety.

Lori has been a speaker and advocate on the topics of Substance Use Disorder and OCD at the International OCD Foundation annual Conference and local Denver treatment providers and treatment centers to Denver, CO. Lori has been featured on The OCD Stories , Chrissie Hodges Pure OCD Author’s podcast, and is part of the Special Interests Group for SUDs and OCD . Lori is the Co-Founder of R.E.A.L. Recovery  which trains clinicians and treatment facilities on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder using Exposure and Response Prevention methods combined with recovery philosophies. Lori is a preferred educational speaker for The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake Lori is currently not accepting new clients in efforts to work on advocacy for the treatment of addiction and OCD.

All experiences people face shape who one is as a person including: values, beliefs, traditions, culture, rituals, opinions, the words they use, and the way they believe the world works. Despite occurrence of situations in childhood or adulthood, Lori believes we come from a society that tells us we should “be” a certain way or deal with situations a certain way. This causes conflict in life and the feeling that you aren’t doing what you are “supposed to.”

“I am not  crazy, I don’t need counseling”, is just an example of the messages and stereotypes implied about counseling in our society. You don’t have to have to be labeled because you go to counseling or labeled for anything. In fact, most people benefit from counseling and find they have clear focus on their path in life and skills on how to handle future challenges. Lori works collaboratively with clients to find the connected elements of presenting concerns and how to best approach growing into an evolving, creative self. Lori is in partnership with 950 Wellness collaborative in Lakewood, Colorado

Lori Johnson is no longer accepting new clients, please view one of our other clinicians

We are here to support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our team is OFFERING all sessions via TELE-THERAPY SESSIONS.
to schedule a time for you to focus on what’s important.

Recent posts by Lori

When the Black Swan Invades: Act I, The Price You Pay for Valuing Perfectionism

Lori JohnsonNovember 26, 2017
When the Black Swan Invades: Act I, The Price You Pay for Valuing Perfectionism Let’s take first position (heels together and toes facing equally out to either side) at stage left. Imagine sitting (It could be anywhere: the house, a coffee shop, the office.) with a strong feeling of restlessness, fidgeting (mind and body), knowing […]

Already Failing Your New Year’s Resolutions? What would Rocky Balboa do? ~How to set life goals~

Lori JohnsonApril 7, 2017
Already Failing Your New Year’s Resolutions? What would Rocky Balboa do?~How to set life goals~ Que theme music: (And yes, I am listening to the song while writing this blog) Rocky, an American movie classic, is the story of a man overcoming obstacles in one of the most challenging sports. Boxing is grueling; the training […]

Stuck in Life? Your Very Own Depression Groundhog Day: How to get out of a rut

Lori JohnsonJanuary 8, 2017
Stuck in Life? Your Very Own Depression Groundhog Day: How to get out of a rut Personally, I prefer Ghostbusters, but Bill Murray considers Groundhog Day his “best work”. I can understand his perspective. Advertised as a comedy, the movie genuinely contains profound complexities. As Bill’s character, Phil Connors, moves through the duplication of each […]

Sleepless in Denver: Insomnia, Sleep Issues, and Anxiety… Oh My!

Lori JohnsonNovember 8, 2016
Sleepless in Denver: Insomnia, Sleep Issues, and Anxiety… Oh My! Unlike the romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle with its perfect happily ever after, more of us feel like we live in an episode of The Walking Dead…as in we’re the zombie and not the super-cool character using the wicked-looking sword. Tonight is the night. You’re […]

Clutter…I like mine shaken not stirred: Why clutter can contribute to anxiety

Lori JohnsonOctober 13, 2016
Clutter…I like mine shaken not stirred: Why clutter can contribute to anxiety  Ever go to a speakeasy and watch a skilled mixologist? The cocktails they create are pieces of art. They stimulate not only our taste buds but our eyes and sense of smell. Our brains are like that perfect cocktail…an exact combination of chemicals […]