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Emily M Johnson

Outpatient Mental Health Professional




Year Joined: 2022
Years of Experience: 5

University of Iowa - BA Psychology, BA Social Work

Washington University in St Louis - Master of Social Work

Areas of Experience
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions

More About Emily M Johnson

Clinical Interests:

Anxiety, depression, grief and loss, aging, life transitions and managing emotions. I have over ten years of experience working with adults and families in affordable housing and healthcare, as well as experience with low income, disabled and displaced adults. I have significant experience working with adults with dementia and assisting the geriatric population and their caregivers through the aging process. I also have experience with and enjoy working with teens.

Clinical Approach:

I believe in the dignity of each person and treating others with kindness and compassion. I collaborate with clients and believe that every client is the expert on themselves and their needs. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques to meet, support and guide the person where they’re at in the moment.


I enjoy being outside, attending musicals & plays, live music on a patio, cheering on the Hawkeyes, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and traveling.

Clinic Contact Info

Des Moines Clinic

600 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312

(515) 255-8399