About Jennifer Johnston
From the beginning, I place the utmost importance on my clients’ needs to feel heard and understood. This helps build necessary feelings of safety and trust. I recognize the value of moving at your own pace, and working together to shine the light on and address any roadblocks along the way.
What happens in counseling?
I can help you safely explore and let go of old destructive and hurtful patterns of thinking and behavior, and uncover new paths towards healing. My qualities of patience, never giving up and constantly searching for new and creative ways to help have been a comfort to many of my clients working through their most difficult challenges.
Background and Education
Jennifer has been in the mental health field since 2000, and working as a therapist since 2007. She earned her Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Florida International University, with her 3-year internship specializing in group and individual counseling for teenagers. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Towson University, with double minors in French and Music. Jennifer’s therapeutic approach and training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), play therapy, person-centered therapy, family systems theory. She also holds a Clinical Hypnotherapist degree and Life Coaching Certification from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Jennifer has provided support and hope in a variety of settings, from alternative high schools, inpatient adult and child residential units and as an outpatient child and family therapist working in homes and schools for a community mental health center. Through these experiences, Jennifer fine-tuned her therapeutic approach and techniques designed to increase self-awareness as well as understanding and communication between families, parents and their children.