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Telishia “TJ” Johnson Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Clinically Supervised

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General Office Hours

In Central Time

Mondayfrom 04:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 04:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 04:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 04:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Fridayfrom 04:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sundayfrom 02:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Under Clinical Supervision

Telishia “TJ” Johnson, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, 205342 is practicing under the supervision of Dana Lewin (Texas, LMFT-S, 202557) at A Better You Wellness, LLC.

Please, note: A clinician listed as being “clinically supervised” is completing clinical hours toward their licensure. They have one or more fully licensed clinical supervisors that often have special training to become supervisors. They consult with their supervisor(s) on all of their cases, which means that, when working with them, you are getting the time and expertise of multiple therapists in your treatment.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

My personal experiences have kept me humble and increased my empathy for others. I have lived through my own challening experiences, some traumatic. Growing up, I was taught that we can never really know people. I have come to appreciate this more in my educated adult years, to mean that different circumstances, contexts, and relationships often "pull" behaviors out that might not otherwise manifest. I try to remember that everyone is doing the best they can with the tools and skills they have, and to help shed light on situations, provide a different perspective, and even provide alternative approaches when there is openness to receive it.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My approach to therapy is collaborative, and is part of the therapeutic process from my viewpoint. I believe in giving clients choice and an opportunity use their voice, two things they may not be used to getting outside of therapy. The therapy room is the perfect place for clients to become accustomed to identifying their needs and giving voice to these needs, within a safe environment. I also believe that whatever treatments or activities we choose to apply must be compatible with the person's culture, beliefs, and to some extent, personality. How this looks in therapy is after a goal is set, I might suggest activities both in and outside of session, to help with goal achievement. The client can disagree and suggest an alternate activity. We will discuss the pros and cons of the suggested activity and come to a decision. Afterwards, we debrief the experience, identify any lessons learned, and either tweak the activity, or if neccessary, find a new approach.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

A big part of identifying sucess in therapy is in getting crystal clear on therapy goals at therapy initiation. The way I do that is to ask the client what their goals are for coming to therapy. In my experience, there are often some painful emotional circumstances which drive people into therapy. I am interested in identifying and comparing the client's desired outcome with their actual outcome, and helping them distill goals based on the gap between these two states. Once the client has shared their goals for therapy, we are breaking these down into smaller steps if needed; I am checking to ensure the goals are realistic; and I am supporting the client to tell me exactly what the desired outcome looks like, so we both have a picture, or shared reality of what progress looks like along the way. We are checking in frequently to see when we both agree that progress has been made or a goal has been achieved before moving on to the next goal.

Identity

Faith

Christianity

Group Identities

BIPOC

Specialties

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Attachment issues

Communication issues

Family issues

General Expertise

Depression

Careers

Work Stress

Self-Esteem

Adolescent mental health

Caregiver stress & support

Codependency

Sleep & insomnia issues

Fees

First Session$150
Family Therapy$150
Marriage & Couples Counseling$150
Individual Therapy$150
Group Therapy$25

Types of Therapy

Family Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy

Group Therapy

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Coaching

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Neurofeedback

Relational Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certified Trauma Professional, Evergreen Certifications 2022 to 2025

Hypnotherapy, Association for Integrative Psychology 2021 to 2024

Neuro Linguistic Programming, Master Practitioner, Association for Integrative Psychology, 2021 to 2024

Education

North Central University, Master of Arts, Specialization: Couples Therapy, 2023

Work History

I gained my early counseling experience in a private setting with LWC in Fort Worth, Texas where I worked mainly with couples, families, and individuals. In my work I noticed that a lot of issues related to communication, infidelity, mistrust and conflict were linked to differences in attachment styles among other things. It is natural that we seek partners with a different attachment style from our own as we attempt to satisfy things we missed growing up. Attachment styles are developed in our early years and can change over time. A lack of awareness and attuning to these different attachment styles can create misunderstandings, disappointments, and disconnects, especially in close romantic relationships. Once we understand these differences it neutralizes behaviors we once misinterpreted as rejection or neediness. In my experience I worked to help couples understand their partner's fundamental needs for connection and autonomy. We built on this foundation the ability to identify and express unmet needs in a way that others in the family system could hear and receive. With all clients, including families and individuals, I map out their patterns of interaction. We view these patterns in context with the behaviors and underlying emotions or needs of each person, which are often unexpressed. I support clients in saying the hard things and making sense of baffling or intolerable behaviors by determining the root cause. Then we collaborate to find solutions which help the system to function in a way that is less distressing and ideally, satisfactory to all.

Online Therapy

Office at 5300 Town & Country Blvd, Frisco, TX

Frequently Asked Questions About Telishia  Johnson, AMFT

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Telishia  Johnson, AMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Telishia  Johnson accepting new clients?

Yes, Telishia  Johnson is accepting new clients for online therapy in and in-person appointments at 5300 Town & Country Blvd, Suite 240, Frisco, TX, 75034.

Does Telishia  Johnson accept insurance?

No, Telishia  Johnson does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Telishia  Johnson offer?

Telishia  Johnson offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Telishia  Johnson offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Telishia  Johnson offers in-person appointments at 5300 Town & Country Blvd, Suite 240, Frisco, TX, 75034.

Does Telishia  Johnson offer online therapy?

Yes, Telishia  Johnson offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Texas.

How quickly can I see Telishia  Johnson?

Telishia  Johnson typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Telishia  Johnson speak?

Telishia  Johnson conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Telishia  Johnson online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Telishia  Johnson online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.