About Allison Johanson, LCSW
  
Allison believes that while she is an expert in the field, you are the only expert in you. Because of this belief, she encourages open and honest communication throughout the therapeutic process. She will explain all the details within this process, and facilitates open communication. While therapy is often a very serious process, she welcomes humor and authenticity where it is appropriate. You can expect her to utilize her expertise, sense of self, and genuine caring for her clients in order to be the best therapist she can be.

Allison has practiced in the field for over 10 years and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She obtained her Master’s Degree in 2009 from University of Denver.  She established her private practice in 2015 after working in community mental health for over 5 years. She was trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) by Behavior Tech Institute in 2015. She is level 2 trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and was trained by Chandra Nagireddy in 2016. She is also a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) obtaining this license in 2013. Allison continues to receive training and consultation and believes in constant growth as a therapist.

Allison loves to be outside. When she is not practicing therapy you can find her trying to look good golfing, playing with her kids at a park or pool, biking, hiking, or finding some way to soak up sun rays.

Does this feel like a good fit for you? Contact Allison and set up a free consultation.


  



** We understand that the process of finding a therapist can be overwhelming. If you would like additional information about any of the credentials above please feel free to call.

EMDR

DBT

OTHER

I am also less formally trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which uses an acceptance of thoughts and emotions to decrease their intensity. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which believes managing our thoughts will in turn manage our emotions and behaviors, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy which uses specific questions to problem solve using your own natural knowledge.

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
When a stressful event happens in our lives our brain can sometimes become frozen in time. EMDR allows our brain to store these events as memories, reducing symptoms caused by the stressor. Please visit this website to find out more: https://emdria.site-ym.com/?120
DBT stands for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. When we live in invalidating evironments we can forget or never learn skills which can assist in coping with life. DBT utilizes behaviorism as well as skill building in order to work through these barriers.  Please note that because I do not currently have a skills training group running I am unable to provide the full model for DBT in this setting and must provide DBT informed services.  Please visit this website to find out more: http://behavioraltech.org/resources/whatisdbt.cfm