Body Centered Psychotherapy

Guidance on the path towards mental balance, clarity and well-being

Body Centered Psychotherapy is an integration of Mind, Body, Spirit and Emotions. Utilizing Gestalt and Hypnotherapy techniques, I encourage each client to “look inside” themselves for what is best for them. As therapist, I am the guide and the experienced “inner traveler” who is present and attentive to help facilitate the process.

Benefits of Body Centered Psychotherapy

Heightened self awareness, improved self care and acceptance, less “getting stuck”, healthier relationships, more joy and contentment.

David's Bio

Mind, Body, Spirit, Emotions


When it comes to our health, the mind is very, very powerful; for good or for ill. Skills to be learned are: healthy self-talk, and how to “be with” ourselves with a proper attitude of self care and gentleness instead of judgment and criticism.


Our bodies cannot lie. Most of us have deserted our bodies and live in our heads (the abstract). I believe each person has a unique body language that serves as a two way communication system between mind and body. That linkage will be improved by coming to therapy. Time will be spent on body awareness and the physical sensations of emotions and learning one’s “own inner truth”.


Here we want to move from alienation and disconnection to a feeling of belonging. By doing the therapy, there will be an improved sense of purpose and contentment. Therapy is a spiritual journey because the focus is “going inward”.


Many enter psychotherapy due to relationship and/or health issues that can be traced back to their emotions. Body centered psychotherapy can provide the tools to learn how to identify and express feelings so that emotional well-being is restored.


Highly Educated

David has an M.A. degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago and an M.S. degree in Physical Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. David is also trained and/or certified in Addictions, Gestalt, Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness.

Free Consultation

By phone is the quickest and easiest way to take advantage of this offer. Call David at 847-475-3017 and ask for free 10-minute consult.


In practice for over 25 years, David works primarily with adults individually. He also sees couples and families and conducts a weekly co-ed therapy group. See the blog for more information.

Health Plan Coverage

Many forms of insurance are accepted, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Humana and many others.

Body Centered Psychotherapy

Body Centered Psychotherapy places an emphasis on accessing the truth in one’s body. The health and healing of an individual will be addressed through mind/body techniques that utilize thinking and feeling processes in each session.


David has hours available in Evanston during the day, evenings and Saturday mornings. Calls made to his 24-hour voice mail will be responded to in 24 to 36 hours.

The Office

David’s office is located in the Heartwood Center in Evanston, IL.

Heartwood Center

Body Mind Spirit

Free Consultation

Call me at 847-475-3017 to schedule a free consult.

Exceptional Care

Warm Friendly and Safe Environment

Heartwood Center

My office is in the Heartwood Center in Evanston, IL. Contact me for more information or to schedule a FREE consultation.

Contact David

David H. Johnson, LCSW
Heartwood Center
1818 Dempster Street
Evanston, Illinois 60202

Phone: 847-475-3017

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