Stephanie Johnson, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
I have been working as an LCSW for over 20 years. My experience spans from inpatient mental health hospital for acute short term stabilization, adolescent residential treatment for mental health/ behavioral issues, and private practice. The last 14 years have been in private practice partnering with individuals in working through their personal difficulties. I have a general practice specializing in trauma, from single incidents to working with those who have a history of trauma experiences. Trauma will often manifest itself in symptoms of depression, anxiety, and with the presence of flashbacks.
In conjunction with my use of a “traditional” style of talk therapy, I have found EMDR to be an effective treatment approach for addressing trauma. The adaptive information processing (AIP) model is based on foundational belief that early life events set in motion a continued pattern of affect, behavior, cognitions and consequent identity structures, being held in the brain in a state-specific form. EMDR assists with shifting the lens from which we view these events diminishing the intensity of our response to the memory, providing a current age view of the events.
As an EMDR trainer for EMDR Consulting, I provide training consultation for EMDR trainees who received basic training through EMDR Consulting. I am also an approved consultant through EMDRIA, providing EMDR consultation to EMDR clinicians working towards certification or on a case by case situation.
Additionally in my role as a LCSW, I provide clinical supervision to master's level clinicians towards their clinical licensure. This is done in both group and individual settings.