James D. Johnson

Employment Information:

Job Title: CTSS Mental Health Practitioner
Joined: 2019
Years of Experience: 15
Services: Systemic Family Therapy Program Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS)
Locations: Maple Grove Clinic Woodbury Clinic


Educational Information:

Undergraduate College/University: Naropa University
Undergraduate Degree: BA


Graduate College/University: Naropa University
Graduate Degree: MA
Psychology
Counseling


College/University (Other- ie Med School): Lexington Technical Institute


Personal Information:

Clinical Approach:
James uses a combination of psychodynamic therapy, client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, emotionally focused therapy, supportive therapy, solution focused therapy and insight oriented therapy. He has in-depth training in Gestalt and Jungian therapy.


Clinical Interests:
James' specialties include assessment and treatment of autism, attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children / adolescents, school adjustment, and he has 6 years of experience in acute psychiatric hospitalization. He treats a wide variety of issues and provides psychotherapy services that include: parenting / family and individual; adult / adolescent /children. Issues he helps clients to address include: men's issues, relationship issues, depression, mood disorders, anxiety, and substance abuse. He is especially interested in: creative arts therapy, mindfulness; meditation; psychoeducation in communications, assertiveness skills, stress reduction, anger management, and life transitions and career changes.


Personal Interests:
Among his passions are: group kayaking, watching films with friends, reading, spontaneously playing his guitar in informal improv settings, and taking photographs of almost anything outdoors with infrared photography.