Dr. Charryse Johnson
Dr. 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.
Dr. Johnson holds a B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies; a M.A. in Professional Counseling, and her PhD. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in crisis and trauma. 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, Dr. Johnson has worked with individuals, couples and families across the lifespan and is adept at helping individuals navigate challenging life transitions and past hurts. She specializes in Marriage & Family, Eating Disorders, Trauma, and Attachment, and provides unique support for those seeking identity development. She has been extensively trained in the Unified Treatment Protocol which uses evidence- based approaches and transdiagnostic modalities in the treatment of disordered eating. Dr. Johnson has been a Prepare/Enrich Marriage facilitator for over ten years. In addition, her past clinical work provided experience in partial hospitalization day treatment, intensive outpatient and group therapy settings. She has specialized training in trauma through the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and is an integrative practitioner highly skilled and trained in Embodied Recovery and Brainspotting.
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).
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.
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.
Yazmeen Garcia, M.A.
Yazmeen received her M.A. in Counseling with an addictions concentration in 2020 from UNC Charlotte. She currently serves a focus of adolescents and young adults in their 20’s and 30’s. Her primary focuses are among those struggling with anxiety/depression, trauma (including sexual trauma), personality disorders, grief, self-esteem concerns, stress management, and those on the autism spectrum. Yazmeen’s goals for her clients are to be able to increase their sense of self-worth and autonomy. Her first priority is to ensure you feel safe, comfortable, and accepted. She primarily works from a person-centered approach, meaning unconditional positive regard, congruency, and lack of judgment. Depending on the needs of the client, motivational interviewing, CBT, and various mindfulness techniques are also utilized. Christian counseling is incorporated upon request as well.
Yazmeen has worked with a variety of clients during her career thus far particularly with depression and anxiety, dissociative identity disorder, bipolar 1 and 2, trauma, ASD, and those who have struggled with self-harm and suicidal ideation.
She wants clients to be challenged, have fun, and grow through their healing and self-discovery. It is extremely brave, courageous, and admirable for one to seek help and recognize the need for healing. Her hope is that clients understand that they are not defined by a label, diagnosis, traumatic experience or struggle.
Yazmeen has a little girl and enjoys being a mother outside of her work hours. For fun, she enjoys hanging out with friends, going to coffee shops, reading/writing, trying new places that open in Charlotte, being outdoors, exploring, and going on adventures with her family.