Dr. Johnson is the owner of The Center for Counseling and Family Relationships, which was established in 2007. Dr. Johnson received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Seminary in 1999 when she began working in private practice. She received her License as a Professional Counselor in 2001. Dr. Johnson completed her Doctorate in Psychology/Counseling in 2003 along with her License as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She became an LPC-Supervisor and LMFT-Supervisor in 2007. Dr. Johnson also became a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor in 2014.
Dr. Johnson is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional, is certified as a Critical Incident Stress Management counselor, and is Certified with Prepare Enrich as a Seminar Director and to administer couple’s assessments. She is also trained in Trust Based Relational Intervention therapy for working with children who have been internationally adopted, adopted domestically, and for children in foster care.
When considering the reasons a client is seeking counseling, Dr. Johnson considers all stressors and significant relationships within an individual’s life including those from the past and present. By identifying destructive thoughts, patterns, and current actions, a client is able to make choices, form supportive relationships, learn new ways of coping with stressors, and set goals for themselves.
Dr. Johnson specializes in working with children and adolescents struggling with anxiety; children, adolescents, and families who have experienced abuse, adoption, or foster care; children and adults from military families; and couples struggling with infertility or with a spouse diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis. She also works with children, adolescents, and adults with issues regarding: attachment, anxiety, blended families, couples/marital issues, depression, grief/loss, parenting issues, pre-marital, reactive attachment disorder, self-esteem, spirituality, and women’s issues .