Ms. Niparpon Vonghong Johansen, LMFT, ATR

Preferred Name: Niparpon (knee-par-pond)

EMDR Certified Therapist

About Me

I believe that everyone is pure and innocent at birth. Experiences and memories, whether traumatic/abusive or not, have influenced our thoughts, affected our emotions, and shaped our behaviors. We become distracted, forgetting that we have many choices and many paths...Many people turn to drugs and alcohol to keep them alive. Even more heartbreaking, many believe that death is the only way out... My emphasis is on helping my clients discover their true selves, connect with the children within, and appreciate and love who they really are. I implement art therapy, mindfulness practice, and EMDR, guiding them and challenging their old beliefs and habits until they find their paths and recognize who they are meant to be. The treatment focuses on inspiring creativity, restoring one’s true self, connecting, encouraging communication, and developing an understanding of oneself and one's relationship with others. I offer services via telehealth only. You have all the wisdom; my job is to help you embrace them. #thaispeakingtherapist #thaitherapist #thaipsychotherapist

Education & Experience

BFA 1992 - Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand BS 1995 - Brook Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA MA 2008 - Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

The Life Group, Los Angeles.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Sliding Scale