Jill Johnson, BA, Clinical Intern
Hi, I’m Jill, a teacher turned counselor.
After several years working as an elementary school teacher, I found that many of my lunch hours and planning time was spent supporting my students and colleagues through their everyday stresses and struggles. My favorite part of my job soon became helping others to develop their strength and confidence.
Today I am completing my internship at Elevate Counseling for my MA degree in Clinical Counseling from Ottawa University with a focus on trauma.
I am passionate about helping people develop healthy boundaries and relationships and teaching the necessary tools for effective communication. My unique training and expertise allows a deeper understanding of adolescents and adults to best help them heal and grow. I believe any therapeutic relationship begins with open and honest communication and I think that you will find me to be both a voice of reason as well as your biggest cheerleader on your road to health.
In my free time, I enjoy relaxing at my new home with my husband and three kitties. I also enjoy taking walks in the evenings and playing cards.
Primary Modalities include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) to address underlying trauma and triggers that prevent a person from reaching their potential.
My specialties include:
- Adult issues
- Boundary setting
- Mood disorders
- Support for family members of substance abusers
Jill Johnson, BA