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 specializes in working with trauma through training as an Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Certified professional, a Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner in Training, and a Trust Based Relational Intervention Practitioner for working with children who have been internationally adopted, adopted domestically, and for children in foster care. She is also a Making Sense of Your Worth Facilitator for adults and parents, whose worth is tied to lies and performance vs. the truth that leads to a connected relationship with God, their children, and others.
Dr. Johnson considers the history of all of her clients including stressors, traumas (any situation in life that causes more stress than the individual’s nervous system can handle at that point in time), values, spiritual journey, and beneficial and detrimental significant relationships within the individual’s life including those from the past and present. She allows room to explore the impact of each of these areas on the individual’s physical health, relationship patterns, beliefs about themselves, and how they view the world.
Dr. Johnson has limited availability for Intensive sessions at this time (no less than 2 hours) utilizing EMDR and Somatic Experiencing TM for birthparents, adoptive parents, children of adoption or foster care, and adults who have experienced trauma.
Please note that due to the length of the sessions, only one hour of the session is able to be billed toward health insurance benefits. Insurance allows for only one session to be billed each calendar day.
Dr. Rhonda Johnson, Alison Fescenmeyer, and Kareecia Thompson have published two workbooks for families. They are available on Amazon or through our practice.