Beth Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Eagala Certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist. She received both her Master’s Degree in Social Work and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Beth has been working in the mental health field for over 18 years and has found her passion in assisting those who are experiencing crisis in their lives. Knowing that each person holds their own solutions lying within themselves is a key component to Beth’s core beliefs and therapeutic intervention style. She enjoys working with individuals, families, and couples, focusing primarily on age teens through adults.
Beth’s areas of expertise include depression, oppositional behavior, post-traumatic stress, behavior modification, positive parenting, self-esteem, anger management, issues involving cognitive distortions, anxiety, couples counseling, crisis, and grief and loss. Beth also has a passion for working with individuals who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault and those within the LGBTQ population.
Beth believes that all human beings are constantly changing and evolving, and her role is to provide a safe place to allow the person to discover their own journey to healing through empathy, gentle guidance and support. Each individual has the power within themselves to locate and utilize their strengths for change and growth and Beth’s job is to assist the client in realizing those skills. Humor and play are a huge part of Beth’s life and she brings this in to her practice. Put simply, Beth truly enjoys people!
In her free time, Beth is usually trying to keep up with her teenage son and their wonderful rescue dog named Gryffindor. She also enjoys travel, reading a great book on the beach, cooking and all things Tarheels, while still pulling for NC State as well. Additionally, she deeply enjoys working with those currently serving in the military, veterans and their spouses/children, addressing struggles involving deployment, post combat trauma and PTSD, and moral injury. She utilizes numerous treatment modalities within her practice including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy and Equine Assisted Psycho-therapy. Her treatment approach is eclectic ensuring that each client is provided with the best modality to fit their individual needs.