Destiny Johnson, MS
Licensed Professional Counselor
Mental Health Services Provider
Southern Adventist University, BS Clinical Psychology
Southern Adventist University MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Certifications and Training
National Certified Counselor
Gottman Method levels 1&2 Couples Therapy
Prepare/Enrich Premarital Couples Counseling
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained
My therapeutic approach is focused on helping clients to better understand themselves and how their history has impacted their present. This is an investigative journey that then empowers clients to use certain tools and resources to move forward into the vision that they want for their future. I also approach experiences and beliefs from a trauma lens, utilizing EMDR to reduce distress, regulate nervous system functioning, update neural pathways, and bridge the gap between the brain and body.
Everyday life stressors, adjustment and phase of life issues, family dynamics and relationship conflict, premarital counseling, women and parental struggles, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. My primary focus is counseling adult individuals and couples.
My passion and empathy for others began at a young age and has carried me through life both personally and professionally. I pursued the field of counseling and never looked back. This has led my focus to include working with children in foster care, college students, and grief groups. I value relationships and their impact on our daily life and thus have specialized in couples counseling and family counseling. Having had the opportunity to live and work in Hawaii recently has broadened my horizons to a slew of cultures, experiences, and populations. Overall, I am just honored to listen, hold space for people, and join them in their journey.
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." - Maya Angelou
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller
Rising Strong by Brene Brown
Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson