ANDRIEAH JOHNSON, M.A., LMHC
Just some fun facts about me...In my past life, I was in the Army. I had a 14 year career in the Aviation field from doing flight operations to being an air traffic controller, until I realized that I didn't HAVE to stay in this career field, and that I was not going to continue an 8 hour day, being miserable (that's another story for another time)... So yeah, I pretty much had a quarter-life crisis. And I'm so thankful I pushed through and stayed with my decision of following my dreams. Anywho...Traveling is my self-care and I absolutely love the beach...especially when riding my bike. Music is my muse. Having time for just myself and my thoughts is a luxury, but I also enjoy being around others. I think I cusp that line of being an introvert and an extrovert. I think that's called being an Ambivert??? My challenges: I have to work pretty hard at not allowing the world, and its ways, to snatch my joy at times (insert that side-eye emoji here)- hey, we all have are own battles right?
Helping You Move Forward
Therapy works best when you and I are collaborating. Feeling safe and respected are just as important to the therapeutic process as us being able to build a rapport with one another. Over time, your ability in feeling secure will assist you in being able to bring your authentic self to each session.
Change does not happen instantaneously. It is a process. I recognize that everyone is at a different stage in their desire to change; or to grow past a situation. My style of therapy involves a holistic approach. I will meet you where you are at. Throwing a diagnosis or a label onto you is not the goal; but being able to understand, connect, and support you is the foundation of my work, which is my goal. You are the expert in your life. My expertise is in the work that I will do with you.
This journey will be challenging and enlightening. I won't say that you always "feel like it," however, all I ask is that you bring your truth and your presence. I will too.
Connected Conversations Counseling, L.L.C.
I work with a variety of people who are at a crossroad in their lives. And in return, frustration, anxiety, feeling lost, and even depression has maybe set in.
If this sounds like you then YOU are who I would love to connect and work with:
*Juggling between career and taking care of home has become more of a dread than anything else.
*The job/career you have is draining the life out of you.
*Everyone looks at you as the one who has their life together, however, the outside perception does not match how you feel on the inside.
* Traumatic life event has, or has already, happened, and your in need of some support and are ready to begin the healing process.
Group therapy is also offered. I currently have a group for women, called A Table for Us, that identify as African-American or black, where we come together in a safe space to talk about self-empowerment and self-identity while fusing Solange's recent album A Seat At The Table into the dialogue.
In addition to my private practice work, a retreat created for working/busy women that have lost themselves and are worn thin from the obligations of life has been birthed: Piece of Peace Women's Oneness Retreats. Helping women to catapult themselves into taking that first step, in a HUGE way, to practicing self care. International travel, connecting with other women who understand you, and being able to create a solid self care plan to incorporate into your life are just some of the highlights of this retreat.