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
Gladys Hollis, M.Ed., LPC-Intern is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern whose goal is to treat the root of the problem and not the symptoms as healing begins from within. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Educational Counseling. As a former educator she takes her expertise working with individuals based on their individual needs. Currently, Mrs. Hollis is a Middle School Counselor that seeks to understand the overall being, awareness and who they are becoming.
She is an eclectic counselor that implements Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Rational Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Reality Therapy. Mrs. Hollis works with a variety of issues from anxiety, depression, anger management, personal growth, social skills, conflict resolution, behavior modification, grief, self-harm, suicidal ideation , emotional disturbance, ADHD/ADD and ODD. She works with children, adolescents and young adults in group and individual therapy.
Mrs. Hollis finds fulfillment in helping others triumph over troubles and believes that healing happens within the context of relationships. She strives to create a warm, non-judgmental environment that encourages clients to gain awareness of themselves. She is passionate about meeting people where they are and believes that all people have it within themselves the capacity for growth, change and perseverance. Supervisor: Barbara Johnson, License: 63938
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 14 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.
Support groups: Each group session is designed to help children meet their peers who are experiencing similar concerns. Children will use expressive art activities, videos, and games to empower them to learn and cope with issues. Each group session will be co-facilitated by Barbara Johnson.
Anxiety- (ages 7-12) Are you concerned about your child's anxious mood? Children will receive guidance, education, and peer support in a fun-filled environment.
Self-esteem- (ages 11-15) This session empowers children to "love the skin they're in" by learning to like themselves and who they are as a person. Students will complete team-building activities, discuss hobbies, highlight achievements, and discuss challenges.
Social Skills- (ages 7-12) Students learn how to make new friends, develop communication and listening skills through expressive language using readers theatre scripts and role-playing typical scenarios.
Test taking strategies/Preparation for STAAR Testing - (3rd graders) Is your child nervous about taking the STAAR test for the very first time? Students improve academic performance by learning test-taking strategies and reviewing sample test items in reading, writing, and math.
College & Career Planning- (ages 16 - 21) Students actively engage in career research & planning, while discussing strengths, goals, dreams, and aspirations. Students receive information on scholarship & financial aid, standardized testing, and college application resources.
Tamara Johnson, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the state of Texas 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 9 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 biggest passion is working with youth through group therapy. Her area of focus is problem solving therapy, she uses a cognitive behavioral approach with the goal of changing patterns of thinking, and behavior that is fueled by life stressors.
Support groups: All groups will be held on saturdays, please contact Ms. Johnson for accurate days and times of group. The groups are designed to provide a comfortable safe place for participants to be engaged and empowered in a group setting with others who share similar concerns with chronic pain, low-self esteem, or various other psychosocial issues. Each group session will be co-facilitated by Barbara Johnson. The groups are structured to include discussion, interactive activities, and guest speakers.
Adult Chronic Pain group: The group is designed to provide peer to peer support for people who are suffering from any form of chronic pain. In this group we will focus on reducing barriers, reducing anxiety, relaxation techniques, and also discuss healthy living.
Children of single parent group (ages 7-10): This population of children sometimes have a difficult time expressing their feelings, these feeling often come out as anger. This support group addresses anger, feelings of abandonment, rejection, and self-blame. The group is designed to teach children about inner peace, as well as provide ways to safeguard their emotional health as well as provide resources to provide health adaptation.
Girls Empowerment Group (ages 11-13): This group is designed to promote self-esteem in girls; some of the topics include healthy lifestyle, reducing stress, peer pressure, and improving self-confidence. In this group the goal is for the girls to develop skills that will assist them to improve confidence and build self esteem as well as make good decisions to build a positive sense of self.
"New groups being formed, dates and times to be determined."