Johnna has been in the behavioral health field for over 20 years, having earned a BA in psychology in 1988 and a Master’s in Social Work in 1995. She has worked in a variety of positions and settings, including inpatient, residential, community-based and outpatient. Her experience is primarily with treating adults coping with mental illness that include depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, phase of life issues, chronic illness management and substance abuse.
She uses an integrative approach and tailors treatment according to each client’s individual needs as much as possible, drawing from cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, interpersonal, insight oriented, supportive and problem-solving therapies. When appropriate, she interjectes humor into her work to help clients recognize and build upon their strengths and competencies.
She enjoys being present with her clients, sharing their experiences and the reward of helping others and seeing them realize their full potential while maximizing their overall quality of life.
Outside of work, Johnna enjoys spending time with her family and dog training with positive reinforcement, especially teaching tricks. She loves a very cooperative 10 year old pit bull who occasionally gets her a drink from the fridge! She relaxes with trashy paranormal, urban fantasy novels and internet window shopping.