Tamika Johnson, LCSW - Therapist at Grow Therapy

Tamika Johnson

Tamika Johnson

25 years of experience

My name is Tamika Johnson-Ogbu and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma informed therapy, reality therapy and motivational interviewing. I have also earned a Masters in Divinity where I have received a solid knowledge of pastoral care and Christian counseling. My focus is on the whole person, body, soul and spirit. My aim is to help you regain a sense of hope for your life that is found in Jesus Christ. I specialize in the following: Anxiety, facing and managing substance abuse and other addictions. Depression and anger/underlining powerlessness and helplessness. Marriage/Couple/relationship issues. Addictive and self defeating behavior patterns. Co-dependence/Lack of assertiveness Deepening relationship with God/strengthening faith. Family/Parent - Adolescent conflict. Grief and Loss. I'm here to support you through your emotional pain, challenging life circumstances, interpersonal difficulties, mental health concerns, challenges overcoming substance abuse, and other debilitating problems and brokenness. I'll pray alongside you and for you so that you can let God into your heart and experience the power of His healing in your life.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

A therapeutic alliance, in my opinion, is one in which you have at least 51% of the sway and I have a maximum of 49%. My mission is to help you reach your life goals and keep the advantages of therapy going strong. We will focus on creating healthy connections, self-awareness, self-esteem, self-care, coping skills, and a closer relationship with your faith. Your happiness is being restricted by harmful attitudes and practices, which we shall strive to alter. The overarching goal is for you to identify the support systems you require in your own life and learn self-care techniques so that, eventually, you won't be feeling to have to go to therapy.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I employ cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to investigate the relationship between a person's behavior and ideas, feelings, or both. As a CBT therapist, I will work with you to recognize negative thought patterns. I'll discuss with you how these tendencies might or might not result in unfavorable actions and attitudes. Together, let's work to develop healthy cognitive functions. These changes can help you have a healthier, happier perspective and can also help you change your behavior and beliefs. In addition, I practice Christian-based therapy, psychodynamic therapy, trauma-informed care, and strength-based counseling.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Based on my previous encounters with the clients I serve, I would describe myself as dependable, understanding, professional, accountable, compassionate, and collaborative. One of my strengths in helping others is building collaborative relationships and alliances; by cooperating, we can accomplish the goals we set during the session.

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