Johnson-Choong, MSW

Meet Shelly

We all face difficult and often heart-wrenching challenges. As an emotion-focused therapist, I partner with clients through their specific hardships and transitions. This can include loss, divorce, empty-nests, bringing home a new baby, and other life changes. Working together, I help my clients find their own inherent strength and wisdom to encourage healing. My specialties include grief, depression, anxiety, forgiveness, reproductive trauma, parentification, emotional health for both men and women, and much more.


I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I'm a referred Family Services provider. I'm available to help clients who struggle with faith-based issues around the church, their identity in how it relates to the church, and their relationship with God. Each of us has a unique relationship with God, the gospel, and the church, and I approach each session and class with a sacred respect for that relationship.

I hold a BASW from the University of Washington Tacoma and an MSW from Boston University. If you live in Washington State and are interested in learning more about my private practice, you can contact me by clicking the button below.