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About Felicia Johnson

Hi, I’m Felicia Johnson. I’m a seasoned Health Care Practitioner expanding my ability to serve by training as Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern who is interested in serving veterans, adults, teens, families, couples, and women in Maryland and Washington DC.  

As a clinical intern I am interested in working with clients who are navigating a variety of life transitions such as career, relationships, relocation and those who are experiencing overwhelm, racial trauma stress and burnout. 

As a veteran (Navy), I understand the culture and unique challenges that service members and their families face during deployment, duty-transitions, and the transition back to civilian life and am here as a guide to help you navigate this journey.  

I seek to establish an empathetic relationship with clients and help them develop skills to manage the challenges in their personal and professional lives. 

My goal with each client is to listen with empathy, provide encouragement, identify skills we can use to help them reach their goals so clients leave feeling empowered and capable.

Educational Background

I am a health care practitioner who has worked with patients in many settings including in medical offices, with active duty military, and in the National Health Service Corps as a Commissioned Officer. I also have experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness. 

I have enjoyed working in different environments and with different cultures. These experiences helped me realize that my passion is serving people directly where they are.

My Journey To Becoming A Clinical Intern

I’m no different than the clients I serve. None of us are exempt from experiencing a variety of life challenges, some that force us to develop resilience. These lived experiences give us strength we didn’t know we had. 

Understanding that discrimination, racism and other life circumstances can result in physical and psychological stress, led me to a care in health care. Further understanding of the untreated impact of psychological stress created a curiosity to serve the whole client.  Over the years of working as a health care practitioner, I realized that many patients experience physical symptoms due to life stressors. As a clinical mental health counselor I can provide options to those who need more than medical treatment to become whole, healthy and well.

My life experiences are what lead me to become a Clinical Intern.

Helping people is my calling

Being a Clinical Intern and healthcare professional is an honor. I love helping people become healthier and more empowered. I also love witnessing them achieve more fulfilling lives. The most rewarding thing about being a Clinical Intern is helping people realize they have the potential to change their thinking and life circumstances.

As a therapist, I have compassion for people and want them to understand that they have what it takes to live free and thrive. I will bring an open mind and flexibility to our time together.

I have a natural ability to:

  • Help people feel comfortable, understand their experiences, collaborate goals, and visualize change.

People who know me often say that I am a good listener who can be fully present for people’s stories, even if they are difficult stories.

Our Sessions Are Focused On You

Sessions will provide you with a safe and comfortable space to explore and express your thoughts, feelings, and goals. I will assist you in visualizing the change you desire. We will work together to deal with the current challenges you are facing and make positive change. 

It’s important to me to provide a non-judgemental space where you can be yourself and stay open to any feedback and questions you may have. There isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to Counseling. Our sessions will fit your specific needs and concerns.

As A Clinical Intern, I Embrace The Following Philosophies

  • I believe that there is no shame in asking for help
  • I believe that survivors are not what happened to them
  • I believe that therapy should address the person as a whole – their mind, body, and spirit
  • I believe that loving and accepting ourselves for who we are, scars and all, is one of the most courageous things we can do
  • I believe that even if we feel like we’ve lost hope, it’s possible to show up, commit to ourselves, and do what it takes to start feeling better
Let’s Discover How I Can Help

I’m here to help you gain the skills needed to feel confident and optimistic about life. 

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