Charryse Johnson is the founder of Jade Integrative Counseling and Wellness. It was created out of a desire to offer individuals and families comprehensive and collaborative support and care. Research affirms the unique balance between mind, body, and spirit. Thus, to address one without the other is managing symptoms, versus improving wellbeing. As a client you will have the opportunity to explore the unique intersection between your past and present while designing a more accurate and authentic picture of what you want for your future.
In her work, therapy is viewed as a collaborative process and offers an integrated approach in which values, the search for meaning, and the power of choice are a central focus. It is her desire to offer a nonjudgemental environment that provides support, encouragement, and practical skills.
Mrs.Johnson holds a B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies, a M.A. in Professional Counseling, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Trauma and Crisis. Some of her most recent work has supported corporate professionals at Microsoft Corporation in Charlotte, NC and conducting international research geared toward reducing the stigma around mental health. In addition, she is a strong community advocate and has been a contributor on local radio, social media, television, and documentaries.
As a clinician, Mrs. Johnson has worked with individuals, couples and families across the lifespan. Due to her own experience and training,
Mrs. Johnson is expressly adept at helping individuals in both corporate and liturgical settings navigate challenging life transitions, past hurts, burnout, and managing work life balance. Charryse has been extensively trained in the Unified Treatment Protocol which uses evidence- based approaches and transdiagnostic modalities in the treatment of disordered eating. Past clinical work has also provided experience in partial hospitalization day treatment, intensive outpatient and group therapy settings.
As a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) and Level 1 Embodied practitioner she often integrates mindfulness and somatic work to help clients work through what they’re experiencing, not just in their minds but in their bodies. This may be carried out through private yoga sessions or in session experiential techniques centered around Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Mrs. Johnson works with both male and female clients, is a certified Prepare/Enrich marriage facilitator and also has specialized training in trauma through the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP).
It only takes a few minutes of interaction to see where the core of her deepest contentment lies. Charryse’s conversations are often centered around the funny moments within her ever evolving role as a wife and mother.
Sandra has worked in the mental health field for almost twenty years. Her experience includes managing residential and community programs, mental health facilities, and serving as a case manager. As a licensed clinician, she has served individuals, families, and groups and developed a passion for understanding the impact of trauma in early childhood on development of subsequent mental health issues.
She is trained in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) from the Child Trauma Academy, is rostered in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) in North Carolina, and completed intensive training through the North Carolina Child Treatment Program/Center for Child and Family Health. Her myriad training and experience have poised her to be effective in helping treat the impact of trauma, which can include treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, and adjustment disorders, which are often manifestations of trauma.
Sandra takes a holistic approach to wellness that includes a focus on physical health, emotional health, relational health, career health, spirituality, and creativity, as she believes balance is key to optimal health and well-being. She focuses on emphasizing individual strengths, resources and assisting clients in realizing and maximizing their full potential.