Hello, my name is Allison Johanson. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW). I am passionate about using the skills to help working women manage their stress in effective ways so that they do not have to use food, or other avoidances. I really love holding hope for people who have lost hope so that I can give it to them when they are ready. I believe every person can succeed in a life worth living with some direction, validation and support.
I have been practicing therapy as a clinical social worker since 2008. I obtained my masters degree in 2009 from University of Denver. I established my private practice in 2015 after working for community mental health for 5 years. I ran groups for Metabolic Research Center for three years where I developed a passion for working with the complex nature of over eating. I was trained in DBT by Behavior Tech Institute in 2015 and received level 2 training in EMDR by Chandra Nagireddy in 2016. I continue to receive training and consultation every chance I get and believe in constant growth as a therapist.
I believe in transparency. I like to tell you what I am doing when I am doing it and why. I tend to talk a lot in order to skill build and encourage questions and input along the way. That being said I do not mind, and often welcome, a little humor into the therapeutic environment. I am here for you and your growth and do my best to allow for client directed treatment