Niparpon Vonghong Johansen, MA, LMFT, ATR
Thai speaking therapist, licensed in California

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
MFC 50783 since 2011

Art Psychotherapist
ATR 10-150 since 2010

EMDR Certified Therapist
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist



Niparpon born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand as a Buddhist who attended a Catholic convent where she have learned to love all Gods and respect all beings.

In colleges, she was trained to be a graphic designer and later a commercial photographer. After she relocated in California in 1999, she found a wedding photography company, Bridetography, with her husband. It was a very successful business...until they lost their newborn son. A year later, Niparpon had an emergency surgery because her OB/GYN misdiagnosed her with ectopic pregnancy. They later found out that she had molar pregnancy where there were only flesh and blood in her pregnancy. They treated her with chemo therapy.

Niparpon spiraled down into a deep depression. Everyday for three years staring at a TV that was not even turned on. Miracle happened, a wake up call called in, she started to feel and see the world again. She started volunteering at a local hospice. Her life has turned to another direction.

In 2006, Niparpon went back to a graduate school to study Marriage and Family Therapy specialized in clinical art therapy. Since then, Niparpon enjoys learning about the minds and how trauma effects personality and ways people live their lives.

Life is a learning...even the Buddha was a student of life. Without depression, the Buddha will not escape the palace and wander. He then found his wisdom to cope and live life.

It is never too late to learn how the traumatic memories disturb your mind/behaviors. Let's change how they effect your life and people around you.


Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment.

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Torrance, CA 90501
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