BFA, Photography, Savannah College of Art & Design
MFA, Studio Art, UNC-Chapel Hill
MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Wake Forest University
FOR INQUIRIES OR TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT
Ava Johnson is accepting new clients at this time.
I am a licensed mental health counselor, visual artist and photographer who uses warmth, affirmation and humor in my work with clients.
I provide therapeutic collaboration through a social justice lens and work with adults in individual and group counseling formats. I am dedicated to community engagement and social justice because we do not exist in a vacuum. I am aware that my clients’ lives are affected by not only their identities and beliefs, but also how they move through and are seen in the world. With that understanding, I use person centered, DBT, and multi-cultural theories and interventions as methods for holistic healing.
Areas of interest include LGBTQ+, POC, grief, depression, couples, racialized trauma, and anxiety. I currently conduct individual and group therapy sessions for adults over 18.
Current/Previous Group Work includes:
-DBT skills group for Queer and Trans folx
-POC Mediation Circle
-Counseling Group for Partners of Emerging Trans/GNC/Nonbinary folx