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.
Megan received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She enjoys working with kids as young as 13 years old and kids well into middle age! She focuses strongly on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Mindfulness), and a holistic concept of the client. The combination helps clients to really understand and heal from their experiences and to live in the present moment.
Megan’s main passion is in empowering women to love the body they are in exactly as they are, and does this through her program: (every)Body Needs. (every)Body Needs is a program for women and men of all ages based on the research that helps heal body dissatisfaction and promote body positivity.
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.