Jenn Johnston

LCSWR, Clinical Director

Jenn is a graduate of the University of Buffalo with a Master’s Degree in Social Work.  She has training and experience in working with adults and children challenged with depression, mood disorders, trauma, grief, anxiety, adhd, and psychosis.

Jenn started her career working with individuals developmental disabilities, visual impairments and traumatic brain injuries.  Since then she has practiced in the NYS prison system, at an outpatient mental health clinic and in child welfare.  Through the Salvation Army, Jenn volunteered in NYC after 911 and assisted survivors of the WTC attacks.  She has insight and sensitivity to the issues faced by first responders and their family members. She very much believes in providing compassionate care, while honoring capacity for self-determination and empowerment.

Jenn is a good communicator and is very skilled at being present with people as they work though situations that are causing emotional distress.  She is able to find meaning in the struggles of the human experience and appreciates the opportunity to assist others as they move toward a place of resilience and stability.  Jenn favors an insight orientated approach and has experience with cognitive therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, task centered/problem solving, crisis management,  anger management and solution focused therapies.

How I can help you
Education
  • University of Buffalo, Masters in Social Work
Additional Training
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness
  • Task centered/problem solving
  • Crisis Management
  • Anger Management
  • Solution Focused Therapies
Professional Activities and Memberships
  • Volunteer work with Salvation Army
"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
- Rainer Maria Rilke