Tamala (Tammy) J. Johnson, LCSW
I have been a passionate social worker for over 23 years with experience in private, community and residential settings. I understand how hurtful occurrences can impact your life in ways that are unimaginable. I strive to be a good listener without judgment or trying to "fix" you. I use a holistic approach to support my clients to help them develop their unique gifts. My work with individuals, couples and families integrates mind-body skills into daily practice. With the understanding that transformation happens differently for each of us, I use many techniques to assist with personal restoration and rejuvenation, including motivational interviewing, trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), CBT, prolonged exposure therapy (PE-trauma), dialectic behavior therapy (DBT) and play therapy.
My specialties include individuals, women, couples and children's issues, trauma, crisis, relationships, grief and loss. Also, I am trained in Imago therapy helping couples improve communication, create closeness and have a deeper connection. I am licensed in the State of Indiana as a clinical social worker (LCSW).
Education: I received my Bachelor of Social Work degree from Ball State University (BSU), Muncie, Indiana and completed my Master's degree in Social Work at Indiana University (IUPUI), Indianapolis, Indiana
Clinical Expertise: Individuals, Children, Teens, Couples and Families
Certifications/Experience: Center for Mind and Body Medicine Faculty Certification (CMBM), Adjunct Professor, Biosound therapy provider, Imago therapy trained (Marriage/Couple), trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) trained, experience with severe mental illness (adults and children), addictions training and recovery work as well as work with military personnel.
Now, that's my resume! I am also a wife and mom with grandchildren. Yes, I LOVE my other HEARTBEATS!! So, I understand the juggling that occurs to try balance all of the facets of your life and try to take care of YOU too. Expect me to work with you on your journey to improve balance and increase fulfillment.
If you want to learn more information, please call me at 317-522-9404