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Denver Family Therapy Center Offering you and your family a wide range of counseling services. Now Open For New Medicaid Referrals!

Brianna Johnson

Therapist

Brianna Johnson

I started my professional life as a Board-Certified Music Therapist working in mental health rehabilitation with offenders in the State of California. I then became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Addictions Counselor in the state of Colorado and have been in practice for 10+ years. My approach to psychotherapy is to discover the source of your struggle and empower you to develop deeper awareness and the skills necessary to solve your own problems so that you can repeat these solutions as you face new challenges in the future. I work with individuals struggling with both chronic and acute mental health issues. I come from a Psychodynamic educational background and I use various evidenced-based treatment techniques from a number of modalities, including CBT and DBT, depending on my client’s problems and needs. Seeking therapy is a courageous and vulnerable step and it shows you have reached a place where you want to heal, grow, and improve. I am honored to be entrusted with helping individuals reach their fullest potential in life.

I also teach various courses to college students who are entering the field of Counseling, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. I am a Colorado Native who is lucky to have lived in various areas of the country. I currently live in Pueblo, Colorado and I am a proud mother of two boys and step-mother of two girls. I am a musician and a skier and also enjoy hiking, golfing, and sight-seeing with my husband and family.

Positions

  • LCSW, MT-BC, LAC
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC)
  • Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC)

Educational Background / Experience

  • Bachelor of Music Therapy (BMT), Loyola University New Orleans
  • Master of Social Work (MSW), Smith College - School for Social Work
  • Adjunct Professor of Human Services/Criminal Justice, Colorado Technical University
  • Adjunct Professor of Social Work, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Social Worker/Licensed Addictions Counselor, Colorado Mental Health Hospital at Pueblo

Clinical Trainings, Certifications, and Memberships

  • Colorado Society for Clinical Social Workers – Member
  • National Association for Social Workers, Colorado Chapter – Member, former Southern region representative
  • Hospitals, residential treatment facilities, intensive outpatient therapy programs, nursing homes, private psychiatric clinic (15+ years)
  • Department of Human Services (9+ years)
  • Educator – college (8 years)

Expertise, Interests, Specialties

  • Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness/Pain
  • Couples/Marriage Therapy
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Women’s Issues

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid (Foothills Behavioral/VO)
  • United Healthcare/Optum