Ja’Nera Johnson

Addiction/Substance Abuse,Grief (Loss),Bipolar Disorder,Depression,Adolescent Issues,Self-esteem,Personality Disorder,Identity Issues,Stress Management
Therapy types
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT),Dialectical (DBT),Motivational Interviewing,Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),Attachment-based,Person-Centered,Trauma Focused,Strength-Based,Acceptance and Commitment (ACT),Cognitive Processing (CPT),Interpersonal
Welcome! I’m a Louisiana native that practices exclusively, in both, Texas & Louisiana. I’ve worked with a variety of clinical presentations in various clinical settings. I have experience working with youth, adults and families. The settings in which I’ve practiced include: intense inpatient, clinical, intensive substance use treatment, mental health rehabilitation, correctional rehabilitation facility and school settings. I collaboratively assist clients with improving their self-esteem and self-worth, processing trauma, depression, anxiety, challenging negative cognitive processes & distortions, managing and processing symptoms of grief and feelings of being enough/adequate. This is a collaborative therapeutic process that allows me to encourage transformation through validating and supporting my clients as experts of themselves; and fostering healthy intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships through establishing boundaries, resolving grief and trauma, modifying core beliefs, challenging cognitive distortions and engaging in self-care that prioritizes higher self and self-worth. I've worked with adults, families and adolescents who experienced anxiety, depression, family transitions, stress, abandonment wounds, childhood trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, PTSD, substance use, mood disorders, personality disorders and low self-worth etc. Many of my clients have come to therapy due to academic, professional, personal experiences with trauma throughout a lifetime, changes in family relationship systems and dynamics, substance use, declining mental health, work and familial stress, veteran related issues, and low self-esteem and self-worth, due to a variety of life changes and transitions. I also collaborate with clients to engage in self-compassion and develop healthy boundaries during the experiences of processing and grieving their loss of self due to external and internal expectations. I have been so honored to witness and be present throughout my client's journeys of evolution, if only to help unburden them from some of the heaviness that they’ve carried for some time. I strive to be both non-judgmental and collaborative, when a client feels safe enough to share vulnerable experiences with me.
Master of Social Work (MSW) Southern University at New Orleans January 2014 to May 2016 New Orleans , LA Associate in Science (AS) Delgado Community College September 2011 to December 2013 New Orleans , LA Bachelor of Arts (BA) Southern University at New Orleans August 2011 to May 2013 New Orleans , LA Degree: Master Social Work Official College/University Name: Southern University at New Orleans Address: 6400 Press Dr, New Orleans, LA 70126 Dates: 12/2010-05/2013 Degree: Bachelor of Arts Psyy Official College/University Name: Southern University at New Orleans Address: 6400 Press Dr, New Orleans, LA 70126 Dates: 08/2014 - 05/2016
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