Greetings! My name is Kimberly Johnson and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with you as a therapist and partner. I would first like to commend you on taking the necessary steps to gain supports at this time in your life. It takes courage and willingness to do what you have done thus far. Kudos to you! It is my goal, as your therapist, to partner with you step by step, on identifying strategies, healthy supports, and the unique abilities you possess as we navigate the obstacles that you feel hinder you from accomplishing the goals you want to achieve.
I am a compassionate, empathetic, solution-focused therapist that is dedicated personally and professionally to this field. I work well with diverse populations and possess the ability to diffuse stressful situations, proactively resolve issues, and exceed challenging expectations and/or goals. I have an innate ability to build trust with others and communicate effectively when helping those I serve.
I have 14 years of experience in Education, Mental Health, and Counseling. My educational background includes Bachelors of Science (Virginia State University), Masters of Counselor Education (VSU), and Masters of Mental Health Counseling (Walden University). I am currently licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Virginia and Georgia. I hold a Pupil Personnel License (PreK-12-VA), National Board Certification as a National Certified Counselor-NCC, and National Certified School Counselor-NCSC. My work experiences include being a middle school teacher, School Counselor, Clinician/Case Manager (Adult/Children’s Mental Health Support), Clinical Supervisor, Therapist, and Local Human Rights Committee Chair. I am currently seeking a Doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision, with a focus on Trauma and Crisis, at Walden University.
The theoretical approaches that I may utilize may include Client Centered counseling approaches, Trauma Informed practices, Solution Focused strategies, Cognitive Behavioral techniques, Reality/Choice theoretical frameworks, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. My school counseling expertise is with children and adolescents, ages 4 to 17 years old, who have experienced difficulties with academics, social/emotional behaviors, and career/post graduate development. I have a passion for working with children and adolescents through expressive art techniques, music, and the utilization of play therapy techniques.
I will utilize a therapeutic framework that focuses on your specific needs, that is solution focused, culturally sensitive, and empowering to your path of success. Again, you are courageous and I commend you for taking such an important step in your life. I have a passion for working with children and adolescence. I am always willing to partner with parents, schools, and community partners to help clients be successful. It is my belief that children need a village to support them throughout their lives, and it is my goal and honor to become a part of that village.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #0701009075 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
LPC #007850 (Expires: 2020-09-30)
Kim has been very responsive and insightful. She has helped me get through a very challenging situation with my disappearing husband and I greatly appreciate her advice.
Ms Johnson is a perfect match for my daughter and has been very helpful.
Kimberly Johnson is an therapist who is passionate and great with what she does! I highly recommend her!
Very down to earth and relatable. Kimberly makes you feel very comfortable to express your concerns. She is like a friend you have known forever. She has great insight and knowledge on how to look at things from all angels so you can really help better and strengthen your marriage or relationship.
I was surprised at how comfortable I became talking about my problems, she’s so understanding as well as insightful. Kimberly is a true expert.
Kimberly Johnson has only been with me a sort time but, she has helped me so much already. She is wonderful at listening and great for giving me suggestions.
I’ve had three sessions with Kimberly so far, and she is exceptional. She’s learned about and immediately helped me with the problem that I came to teen counseling for. I am incredibly grateful for her, and I enjoy every time we speak. Thank you Kimberly!!