Acacia Counseling

Healing and Help for Growth

Online Sessions

Meet online with Anthony on his convienient, secure, simple-to-use platform.

In-Person Sessions

Meet in-person with Anthony in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere.

Acacia Counseling

Healing and Help for Growth

Online Sessions

Meet online with Anthony on his convienient, secure, simple-to-use platform.

In-Person Sessions

Meet in-person with Anthony in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere.

Performance Issues and Anxiety

Unlock your full potential and conquer performance anxiety with our specialized counseling services tailored to athletes and performers.

Find support, guidance, and confidence to overcome performance issues and excel in your endeavors.

Family Dynamics

Navigate the complexities of family dynamics with our compassionate counseling services, designed to foster understanding, communication, and harmony within your family unit.

Discover tools and strategies to strengthen relationships and build a supportive family environment.

Grief Counseling

Find solace and support in our grief counseling services, where compassionate therapists guide you through the journey of healing and renewal.

Rediscover hope and resilience as you navigate the challenges of loss and find a path forward toward healing.

Work and Career

Discover how our counseling services can support your mental well-being on your career path.

From managing work-related stress and anxiety to finding balance and fulfillment in your professional life, our therapists are here to provide personalized guidance and support tailored to your unique needs.

First Steps

We all struggle with aspects of our character from time to time.  Many of us just don’t have the courage to admit we need help to reach our full potential. Being here is a good first step on your journey.  The truth is, you have a lot of potential that you may not see right now. Before you is a chance to learn new skills, discover new tools, improve yourself, and overcome your challenges. You can find helpful resources here that can inspire and guide you. You have tremendous value and deserve to heal and grow.

Healing Towards Growth

My name is Anthony Johnson and as a professional counselor with Acacia Counseling, I am excited for the healing and growth possibilities before you. This passion drives what I desire for my life and what I desire for every person I work with. For me, every step of healing towards growth is an honor and privilege to experience and to witness.  I would be honored to help facilitate your growth and character development!

Treatment Specializations

The human experience is dynamic.  Yours and your family's health needs tend to involve several aspects of life simultaneously.  I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that afford insight toward resolving any growth and health concerns. In a comfortable and supportive, client-centered atmosphere, you will receive highly personalized care using proven, time-tested interventions for attaining your healing, health and growth.

Relational Connection and Aloneness

Feeling alone is something we all encounter at some point in our lives. The ache of isolation, whether due to a lack of meaningful connections or unhealthy relationships, can be overwhelming. Research from a 2014 study confirms that loneliness isn't just a passing feeling—it can manifest in both mental and physical health challenges if left unaddressed.

At Acacia Counseling, we understand the weight of loneliness and its impact on your well-being. That's why our approach to therapy begins with building a genuine and nurturing connection between you and your therapist. This alliance serves as the cornerstone of our work, creating a safe space where you can explore your emotions without fear of judgment.

Through therapy, you'll embark on a journey of healing that starts with reconnecting—with yourself and with others. Our goal is to provide you with a sense of belonging, something that may feel elusive in your everyday interactions. At Acacia Counseling, every client is met with personalized care and support, guiding them towards growth and fulfillment.

Take the first step towards healing and rediscover the power of connection with Acacia Counseling.

Self-esteem and Acceptance

At Acacia Counseling, we believe in fostering growth and healing from within. In our journey through life, we often measure our worth based on external achievements. We strive for acceptance and validation, seeking to excel in our professional endeavors, social interactions, and personal reflections.

However, when we fall short of our own expectations, it can lead to a sense of disquiet and dissatisfaction. It's during these moments that many individuals turn to therapy in search of solutions to improve their circumstances.

Acacia Counseling takes a holistic approach to address these challenges. We understand that true transformation begins by nurturing the core of one's being. Through tailored interventions, we delve into the depths of your character, guiding you to cultivate the inner qualities that will empower you to thrive in all aspects of life.

Just as enriching the soil yields bountiful fruit from a tree, our therapeutic interventions aim to strengthen your character, thereby enhancing your external competencies and overall well-being.

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment with Acacia Counseling. Let us help you unlock your full potential and achieve a life of fulfillment and purpose.

Sports Performance and Competition

Elevate Your Game: Expert Counseling for Athletes

Led by a licensed therapist who has firsthand experience in professional sports, our practice is dedicated to helping athletes like you navigate the unique challenges of competition and performance.

At Acacia Counseling, we understand the profound impact that sports can have on your mental and emotional well-being. Whether you're grappling with performance anxiety, struggling to find balance in your life, or seeking guidance on your journey, our therapist offers compassionate support grounded in timeless Christian principles.

Drawing from his experience as a former NFL player, our therapist brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to his practice. He knows firsthand the pressures and demands that come with competitive sports, and he is passionate about helping athletes develop the mental resilience and spiritual foundation they need to thrive both on and off the field.

Through individualized counseling sessions, you'll have the opportunity to explore your faith, address any emotional or psychological barriers holding you back, and develop practical strategies for enhancing your performance and well-being. Our goal is to equip you with the tools and support you need to overcome obstacles, grow in your faith, and achieve your goals as an athlete.

If you're ready to take your game to the next level, we invite you to join us at Acacia Counseling. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and start your journey towards greater confidence, clarity, and success in sports and in life.

Child and Young-Adult Dynamics

Navigating Parenting Transitions: Supporting Young Adults in Their Journey

As your children transition from adolescence to young adulthood, we understand the challenges and uncertainties that come with this pivotal stage of life.

At Acacia Counseling, we offer compassionate support and guidance for parents as they navigate the complexities of parenting young adults. Led by experienced therapists who specialize in child and young-adult dynamics, our practice provides a safe and nurturing environment where parents can find the tools and resources they need to support their children through this transition.

From navigating communication challenges to setting boundaries and fostering independence, our therapists work collaboratively with parents to address a wide range of issues and concerns. Whether you're grappling with issues of identity, academic or career decisions, or relationship dynamics, we're here to help you navigate these challenges with confidence and resilience.

Through individual counseling sessions, family therapy, and parent coaching, we empower parents to build strong and healthy relationships with their young adult children. Our goal is to equip parents with the skills and strategies they need to support their children as they navigate the transition to adulthood and beyond.

If you're seeking support and guidance in parenting young adults, we invite you to join us at Acacia Counseling. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards fostering a deeper connection and understanding with your young adult children.

Addiction & Recovery

Healing from Addiction: A Journey to Recovery

We understand that overcoming addiction is a challenging and deeply personal process, and we're here to provide the compassionate support and guidance you need to heal and thrive.

At Acacia Counseling, we approach addiction and recovery with empathy, understanding, and expertise. Led by experienced therapists who specialize in addiction counseling, our practice offers a range of services tailored to meet your individual needs and goals.

Whether you're struggling with substance abuse, alcohol addiction, or behavioral addictions, our therapists are here to help you break free from the cycle of addiction and reclaim control of your life. Through evidence-based techniques and personalized treatment plans, we'll work with you to address the underlying issues driving your addiction, develop healthy coping strategies, and build a strong support network to help you stay on track.

Recovery is not just about abstaining from addictive substances or behaviors; it's about rebuilding your life and creating a future filled with hope, purpose, and fulfillment. With the right support and guidance, you can overcome addiction and embark on a journey to a healthier, happier life.

If you're ready to take the first step towards recovery, we invite you to join us at Acacia Counseling. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and begin your journey to healing and transformation.



1 hour session.  In-person or Online



1 hour session.  In-person or Online



In-person only

$135 + $20/each

About Me

For the last thirty years I have worked with and provided insight to individuals and teams within both high-profile settings as well as unassuming frames of reference. My time as an NFL athlete afforded eleven years of maintaining professional excellence among high performing personalities and uber-demanding expectations.

After retiring from such a highly-esteemed stratus, I spent fifteen years serving under the mental, relational and spiritual needs of professional athletes and their families with the Jacksonville Jaguars as the team's chaplain. I have some understanding about the challenges and rewards in both the exalted and expendable perceptions of life experiences.

These experiences have provided an enduring passion: to replicate joy in external relational accomplishments flowing out of internal enduring character in and between any and all of life's extremes. I believe experiencing this passion requires healing and growth.


My style of counseling stems from a dynamic approach to personal growth. As such, I incorporate a plethora of interventions and psychological modalities to stimulate healing and reinitiate growth.

I will provide techniques rooted in attachment based, CBT, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, emotionally focused, and Christian counseling therapies among others to address inter and intra personal issues related to stress, anxiety, fear, anger, loss/grief, accomplishment, failure, and faith to name a few. However, no matter the issue or the intervention, my manner of counseling will provide care and support as means for accessing health and growth for your soul.

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the state of Florida. I hold a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame ('90) and a master's degree in counseling from Concordia University-Irvine through the Townsend Institute of Leadership and Counseling ('19).


"Anthony and Acacia have been instrumental in my personal and professional growth as a human navigating this world. I cannot recommend Anthony enough, and have recommended him personally to numerous friends and colleagues."

Justin B


"Anthony is a very caring person and is very relatable. He has helped my husband and I and our grandchildren ages 14 and 8 work through crisis and figure out how to deal with daily situations."

Fran S


"Anthony is amazing!!!! His ability to listen and give perspectives that you might not think of in vulnerable states is perfect. He is kind and compassionate and hands down the best therapist. Beyond thankful to have found him when I did!"

Lynn c


"I am immensely grateful to have found Anthony as my counselor and coach. Through our sessions, he has keenly helped me identify the underlying issues that were impeding my growth both personally and professionally.

With his guidance, I've been able to navigate and address these challenges, leading me to become a more understanding family member, a loyal friend, and a more effective leader. Anthony possesses a remarkable balance of support and challenge, pushing me to evolve while ensuring I felt understood and validated.

His influence on my personal and professional development is undeniable. I find myself constantly singing his praises, and I can't recommend him highly enough. If you're seeking a transformative therapeutic experience, look no further than Anthony."

Ashely H


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