Episode 25: Therapy Reimagined with My Real-Life Therapist Andi Johnson

Filed in All Episodes, Emotional Intelligence — March 29, 2022

About the Episode

Oh my goodness, I am so stinking excited. In this episode of the Shamelessly Ambitious Podcast, we’re here to talk to my real-life therapist: Andi Johnson! She’s a licensed marriage & family therapist and certified coach who works mostly with high-functioning, ambitious women that feel like they just want to live DEEPER and go FURTHER. 

We’re going to reimagine what therapy can and ought to look like for you and for everybody.

Before we get started, I want you to know (if you don’t already) that I, Ash, am a therapist by trade, I’ve had many therapists, and I’m so so giddy and happy to admit that Andi is by far the best therapist I’ve ever worked with, which is also why I had to have her on the show. 

Get ready to reimagine therapy and understand the duality of being an ambitious woman. 

I’m so glad you’re here.


  • Ambitious women that feel guilty about desiring more
  • Healing as a journey and not a destination
  • Creating content that is impactful and makes your ideal client feel like you’re THE ONE
  • Our working definition of “duality”
  • The need to label as a survival response
  • Identity, emotions, and consciousness and how they are all interconnected 
  • Common threads Andi sees when an ambitious woman comes to therapy
  • The isolation that happens when you’re an ambitious entrepreneur or CEO
  • Motherhood and ambitiousness

Connect with Andi

Instagram: @andi_ruth

TikTok: @andi_ruth

Andrea R. Johnson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, certified coach, consultant, and speaker who helps women heal from their past so they can transform their lives and relationships.

Andrea’s experience as a psychotherapist and history in the wellness industry has inspired her somatic, holistic approach. Her work shows how an understanding of the nervous system can change the ways we navigate our daily lives.

Andrea believes that everyone can benefit from becoming active operators of their nervous system, allowing them to regulate their emotional experience, connect more deeply in their relationships, and move towards their goals at rapid speed.

Ultimately, Andrea empowers audiences and individuals to understand and befriend their nervous systems in order to help them thrive!

Connect with Ash


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I am the definition of duality—I swear like a sailor and break rules like it’s my job, but I also hold incredible space for my clients and work my ass off to help them achieve the success they’re after (but faster).

My background in counseling and my experience founding three multi-6-figure businesses gives me a unique perspective on what it means to show up and serve as an ethical and successful CEO. Leaning on my experiences, along with the experiences of the hundreds of women I’ve been honored to work with, I offer founders a psych-backed and human-first approach to scaling their legacies—both in and out of the office. 

I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to anything, but especially business. Because at the foundation of any profitable, sustainable, ethically sound business is one thing: humans being humans. And to do anything without first considering the human behind the action (i.e., with intention and vulnerability) is to remove our most powerful predictor of success—ourselves.

Around here, you’ll find a personalized and multidimensional client experience paired with a few tastefully dropped fucks. You’ll also find a new way of being in business that’s sustainable, ethical, and built around your life (not the other way around).

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