Barbara Johnson, LPC-S, MAC is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Masters Addiction Counselor, and a Licensed Social Worker providing individual, family, and couples therapy. Her focus is working with children, adolescents, adults, seniors and couples utilizing a strength based philosophy empowering her clients to collaboratively find solutions to their challenges while focusing on the present and acknowledging their history.
Her theoretical orientation is family systems with components of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She approaches therapy from the perspective that each client is unique and should therefore tailor therapy to meet their individual needs while including family systems and being culturally sensitive.
She has over thirty years' experience working with children, adolescents, and families in various settings including; alternative schools, juvenile facilities, child welfare systems, community counseling centers and community colleges. where she has worked with various issues such as trauma, depression, grief and loss, bipolar, anxiety, chemical dependency, oppositional defiant behavior, marital issues and educational issues. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 12 years and a Licensed Social Worker over twenty years .
She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Canisius College of Buffalo, New York; Her graduate degrees from Prairie View A&M University in Sociology and Counseling. She has extensive doctoral clinical work in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Woman's University.
Barbara is a member of the Houston Licensed Professional Counselor Association.
She truly enjoys meeting people and creating a safe atmosphere to help them define how they want their lives to be different and identify the steps that will help them reach their goals.
Hopefully She has provided enough information about herself and her practice so that you are able to make an informed decision about locating a counselor who meets your needs and you feel connected to in some way. Be encouraged !
" Love the life you live and live the life you love" Bob Marley
Tiffany Ridgeway, Ph.D. is a certified school counselor and educational practitioner. Dr. Ridgeway received her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from the University of North Texas. She received her Masters of Arts in Elementary Education at Texas A&M-Commerce. She continued her education at Mississippi State University, where she received a Doctorate of Philosophy in College Leadership.
Dr. Ridgeway has over 17 years of experience teaching and counseling students within a public school setting. She has taught at the elementary, high school, and college level. She enjoys working with children and adolescents who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, self-esteem, social skills, and academic achievement.
Dr. Ridgeway's passion in her research has led her to develop a focus and expertise in assisting college students with college and career planning. She supports clients as they navigate through their educational endeavors.
Tamara Johnson, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the state of Texas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Ms. Johnson’s area of focus is to empower you to become a better you. She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of North Texas and a Master’s of Science degree in social work from the University of Texas in Arlington. In addition, she has extensive coursework in training and development from Texas A&M-Commerce.
Mrs. Johnson’s work experience entails; working with veteran population, children, women’s issues, and dealing with coping strategies for patients with chronic illness. Ms. Johnson has worked with the veteran population for approximately 12 years working to assist veterans with improving their optimal health by providing case management to ensure that all primary care, mental health, and physical health needs are addressed appropriately. In doing this she has developed lots of knowledge in working in women’s health focusing on women's preventative care, substance use disorders, and chronic pain. Ms. Johnson also has a history of working with children. She has completed the Child Protective Services Academy and has knowledge in working with children who have been victims of abuse and neglect. She has also spent effortless time working at non-profit organizations volunteering with the goal of ensuring that children educational needs are being met. She is also a single parent who recognizes some of the psychosocial concerns of children who are raised in single parent homes. Her area of focus is problem solving therapy, she uses a cognitive behavioral approach with the goal of changing patterns of thinking and behavior triggered by life stressors.