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Hi! My name is Dr Stephanie Johnson. My expertise is helping children and adults to develop successful emotional, social well-being and behavioral skills. I help people with challenges related to motivation, affect, individual differences, academic difficulties, balancing work, life and /or school priorities, communication skills, life stressors, as well as general life skills. I use Rogerian counseling principles (one that is client-centered), with components of narrative therapy such as naming/depersonalizing the issue. I particularly like the use of analogies to understand human behavior. I bring a solution-focused therapy to help the client develop their own “treatment plan.” I am a guide with a solid counseling tool set to help the client gain back their quality of life. My academic accomplishments include a PhD in Education and two master’s degrees: Counseling Psychology and another in Human Behavior. I have 25 years of experience working with students from preschool to graduate school. Clients have included children (ages 4-18), singles, couples, military (active duty and veteran) and seniors. Alongside working with clients, I have taught a variety of psychology undergraduate and graduate classes. Before my work with clients and teaching, I worked 10 years in human resource development for the military. Personally, I am married to my hubby of 35 years and have three adult children and a bonus daughter-in-law. My hobbies include learning, reading, traveling, hiking, and kayaking. I LOVE being outdoors!
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