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Ja’Nera Johnson

Ja’Nera Johnson


8 years of experience
Solution oriented

Welcome! I'm an LCSW and Louisiana native who practices in both, Texas & Louisiana. I’ve worked with a variety of clinical presentations, in various clinical settings. I have experience working with youth, adults, veterans and families. The settings in which I’ve practiced include intense inpatient, clinic, substance use disorder treatment, mental health rehabilitation, correctional rehabilitation facility and school settings. I'm newly EMDR TRAINED. I collaboratively assist clients with improving their self-esteem and self-worth, processing trauma, managing depression and anxiety, challenging negative thought processes, emotion dysregulation, and processing symptoms of grief and mood disorders. This is a collaborative therapeutic process that allows fostering healthy intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships, resolving symptoms of grief and trauma, modifying negative internal narratives, managing anxiety and depression, decreasing emotion dysregulation and dissociating, and fostering one's sense of self. I've worked with adults, families and adolescents who experienced anxiety, depression, family transitions, trauma wounds, anxiety, low self-esteem, PTSD, LGTBQIA transitions, substance use, bipolar mood disorders, personality disorders and several other life challenges etc. I have been so honored to be present throughout my client's journeys of growth, if only to help unburden them from internal suffering. I strive to be both non-judgmental, and collaborative, while challenging those that fear based responses to the environment.

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

It all starts with the intake. You can expect to discuss goals, concerns, treatment objectives, challenges during intake and afterwards, the work starts.

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

My clients report that I give them this weird sense of safety, support and compassion, while simultaneously challenging them to foster behaviors conducive to the idealized version of themselves.

About Ja’Nera Johnson

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My treatment methods

Trauma-Focused CBT

I have 4 years across settings with TFCBT treatment with various clinical presentations.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I've utilized this therapeutic modality for various clinical presentations over 7 years.

Daialectical Behavior (DBT)

DBT is ingrained in most modalities when emotion dysregulation, anxiety, mood disorders and personality disorders are present.

Motivational Interviewing

I have over 4 years experience with utilizing MI, particularly with my experience in addiction or any ambivalence.