ABOUT KATIE JOHNSON
Katie is dedicated to providing creative and evidence-based counseling services that help young people gain skills, build resilience and establish healthy functioning. Using a developmental lens, she specializes in the stages of life when the brain undergoes great change and is susceptible to high levels of stress. Katie's approach is humanistic in nature, and pulls from both cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy approaches (CBT and DBT).
Throughout the therapeutic process, Katie empowers her clients to take the lead in goal setting. This aims to help them identify personal concerns, instill internal motivation, and drive them toward positive behavioral change. Common skills gained in therapy include but are not limited to: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, organization, positive self talk, identifying values, coping strategies, boundary setting, assertiveness and communication skills. At this time, Katie is offering in person and telehealth (audiovisual) therapy sessions.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Depression and mood disorders (DBT)
Parent-child conflict (with teens)
Life changes (especially post-graduation)
Relationship building and social skills
2013- Bachelors in Psychology at DePauw University
2015- M.A. in Counseling and Psychological Services at Saint Mary's University
2019- Intensive DBT Training through Behavioral Tech, a subsidiary of the Linehan Institute
2016- Licensed Professional Counselor
2017- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Currently in the process of becoming certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy