Jeanne (SZ-Ahhh-N-Neigh) Johnson, affectionately called J from Jersey by her friends, and simply J by everyone else, is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern. She is also a doctoral student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Dallas in Organizational Leadership. Her studies focus on the intersection of professional development and training, individual happiness, and job satisfaction.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science in Education specializing in School and Mental Health Counseling, J soon began working with clients dealing with substance misuse and addiction. Through her work in addictions, J honed her therapeutic skills to support individuals dealing with “adulting” concerns, spirituality, grief and loss, life transitions, burnout, secondary trauma, group and family systems, and career counseling. In recent years, she has also worked with millennial couples and businesses utilizing Organizational Psychology.
J was called to the counseling profession based on a sincere desire to be the change she wishes to see in the world. She believes having a safe and supportive environment is important to living an unapologetic life of purpose. Through the provision of this space, she offers support as clients sort through the issues that keep them stuck, so that they can “live their best life.” Understanding how difficult a task this can be, J uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to enable clients to evaluate their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to determine the best way to manifest the life they desire.
Born and raised in the Camden, NJ area by a single mother, J lived in the Northeast until she moved to Texas in 2013. While the Northeast will always have her heart, Texas’ lack of snow keeps her body. When her nose is not in a book, you may find her brunching, being a tourist, spending time with her homeboy JC, hanging out at the dog park, or crocheting a baby blanket for a new bundle of joy.
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein