H ello, I’m Tina Johnston, founder of NewStarts. I am a licensed psychotherapist trained in mental health disorders and experienced in all areas of mental health and addiction issues. My specialty is Career Development and Advancement, and I am passionate about Personal Development and Potential. Love to see people be successful!

Instead of impressing you with accomplishments, let me tell you a little about why I do what I do. Because it’s not the norm, and I’m not your typical therapist.

In a nutshell, I help people take their ideas and expand on them. I can help you make things happen.

I tend to be a bit of a rebel, going against the grain of standard practices to challenge the way things are done, especially if I don’t feel it’s effective. NewStarts was born for this purpose, to do things differently.

When I began my practice 10 years ago, the focus was on young people and preparing them for a successful future AFTER college. This was a new concept at that time, and I was alone in carrying the torch for change in educating our kids, with the emphasis changing from getting to college to getting to WORK. Honestly, I wasn’t very good at being the lone voice for change, and I allowed that voice to be quieted, going the traditional mental health route – weekly sessions treating mostly depression, anxiety, and addiction. All the while knowing I wasn’t reaching for my own potential.
Time for a New Start. (I’ve had lots of those by the way, so am very proficient).

Now I am on the path of a new outlook on mental health, which is more focused on wellness, positivity, and success rather than diagnoses and disorders. We need a fresh approach to mental health, that is, well, more healthy. We need to spend less time finding out what’s wrong with people, and instead, find out what’s right. This is where Therapeutic Coaching comes in. Therapeutic coaching can address emotional pain and past issues or traumas but the focus is helping discover true potential and maximize strengths and talents so you are more free to accomplish your goals. Imagine that!

This is the concept behind Discover it, Feel it, Develop it, Live it .

But how about taking that one step further. Imagine if business owners and leaders maximized strengths and talents in their companies. What might that do for business and job development? Imagine the possibilities!

What I excel at:

Ready to reach for your potential? You know who to call.