Johnna (she, her, hers) earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. During her graduate program, she completed a behavioral health internship at Nebraska Medicine’s Midtown Clinic and earned a certificate in Medical Family Therapy. Additionally, she has received special training in Gottman Couples Therapy, Attachment-Based Family Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is currently a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner in the state of Nebraska. Johnna is an LGBTQ-affirmative and sex-positive therapist and is working toward becoming an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist.
Johnna works with individuals, couples, and families who are dealing with the effects of anxiety, depression, relationship distress, trauma, and adjustment difficulties. Johnna also works with couples and individuals in addressing various sexuality-related issues, including sexual dysfunction, desire discrepancy, sexual trauma, sexual orientation, gender identity, and alternative sexualities/relationship structures.
Johnna works from an Attachment Theory framework and uses evidence-based modalities — including mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy — to foster an increased connection with one’s self and improved connection with important others. She believes in the restorative powers of empathy, honesty, humor, and emotional expression. For these things to occur, Johnna strives to create a safe environment built on trust, compassion, and respect, wherein the therapy experience can be not only positive but productive, fostering growth, healing, and joy.