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.
Megan received both a B.A. in Psychology (minor in Biology) and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has experience counseling teens and young adults as well as performing assessments for academic and functioning abilities. She prefers working from a Cognitive-Behavioral therapeutic standpoint, which is a strong evidence-based method of changing thought and behavioral habits to achieve wellness. Additionally, she has an affinity for mindfulness based techniques and using movement as well as connecting to the outdoors to bring about balance to the body and mind.
Megan is very passionate about working with issues pertaining to body image and self-esteem. She has put a large emphasis into taking education and information into to the community to bolster positive body image and health self esteem, and spread awareness of these major issues that impact so many. In a clinical setting, she uses research-based outcomes to guide the path to achieving a positive self-concept regarding the whole self.
In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, walking greenway trails, reading, animals of all shapes and sizes, and spending time with her two lively little boys.
Lindsey M. McIntyre, M.A., LPC
Lindsey holds a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Stephen F. Austin State University. She uses a holistic, evidenced-based combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and mindfulness-based techniques to individualize treatment and collaborate with clients of all ages and identities.
Lindsey spent the first part of her career in non-profit and private practice settings in a rural area. These experiences provided a wide range of clinical growth and led to specializations in complex trauma, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. She quickly builds rapport with clients and is particularly passionate about working with those who are apprehensive about the therapeutic process. In addition, Lindsey has an extensive background working with the LGBTQ+ community, from individual and group counseling to training clinicians in LGBTQ+ inclusivity.
Outside the office, you’ll find Lindsey spending time with her dog Leo, hiking, or trying another Charlotte restaurant. She also continues to advocate for mental health awareness among the communities she’s grown close to through her work.