Pat Johnson, MA, LMFT, OTR/L

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” —from Winnie the Pooh

Pat feels honored to walk (metaphorically) with clients in moving toward their goals in whatever way is meaningful to them. Collaboratively exploring the client’s goals whether that be, but not limited to, developmental trauma, specific traumas, medical traumas, family of origin, interpersonal relationships, grief and loss, and the various impacts of stress, i.e., anxiety, depression, etc. that interfere with being your best self.  As a Marriage and Family therapist, Pat works with adults, individuals and couples. 

Pat uses a variety of techniques in therapy; mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), coping strategies, progressive relaxation, visualization, anger management, and more. Pat believes in mind-body work to treat the whole person. She is certified in Brainspotting (BSP) and a Brainspotting Consultant. Additionally, Pat is trained in Thought Field Therapy (TFT).

Pat has a strong belief that if we give our bodies what they need, that the body has the innate ability to heal itself. Therefore, she believes that clients have inner abilities that can be recognized through the process of therapy. Her hope is for the client to recognize their own inner strengths, something they may have forgotten, and trust themselves.

Pat takes a holistic approach to working with clients. Her unique background of being a Marriage and Family Therapist as well as an Occupational Therapist provides two different lenses in which she approaches the needs of her clients. Pat has over 30 years of experience working as a therapist. She has worked in the area of domestic violence for 9 ½ years.

She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Catherine in 1989, and her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary in 1999.  In her role as an Occupational Therapist, she likes to say the youngest client she worked with was a preemie infant, and the oldest was 96.  She has worked with sensory integration issues, developmental delays, Autism, and as a school therapist for individuals ranging from early childhood-12th grade.  

In addition, Pat has worked with individuals with a variety of physical challenges, traumatic brain injuries, injured workers, in-home therapy as well as administering functional capacity and work site evaluations to adapt the site to accommodate injured workers. She has conducted ergonomic studies at business sites and in-home studies to adapt home environments. She has worked in hospitals and nursing homes.

Contact

I’m easy to reach to talk further about my services or to set up an appointment. Call me at 651–269–4937. Email me directly or use the easy web contact form to the right.

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Pat Johnson, MA, LMFT, OTR/L

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” —from Winnie the Pooh

Pat feels honored to walk (metaphorically) with clients in moving toward their goals in whatever way is meaningful to them. Collaboratively exploring the client’s goals whether that be, but not limited to, developmental trauma, specific traumas, medical traumas, family of origin, interpersonal relationships, grief and loss, and the various impacts of stress, i.e., anxiety, depression, etc. that interfere with being your best self.  As a Marriage and Family therapist, Pat works with adults, individuals and couples. 

Pat uses a variety of techniques in therapy; mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), coping strategies, progressive relaxation, visualization, anger management, and more. Pat believes in mind-body work to treat the whole person. She is certified in Brainspotting (BSP) and a Brainspotting Consultant. Additionally, Pat is trained in Thought Field Therapy (TFT).

Pat has a strong belief that if we give our bodies what they need, that the body has the innate ability to heal itself. Therefore, she believes that clients have inner abilities that can be recognized through the process of therapy. Her hope is for the client to recognize their own inner strengths, something they may have forgotten, and trust themselves.

Pat takes a holistic approach to working with clients. Her unique background of being a Marriage and Family Therapist as well as an Occupational Therapist provides two different lenses in which she approaches the needs of her clients. Pat has over 30 years of experience working as a therapist. She has worked in the area of domestic violence for 9 ½ years.

She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Catherine in 1989, and her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary in 1999.  In her role as an Occupational Therapist, she likes to say the youngest client she worked with was a preemie infant, and the oldest was 96.  She has worked with sensory integration issues, developmental delays, Autism, and as a school therapist for individuals ranging from early childhood-12th grade.  

In addition, Pat has worked with individuals with a variety of physical challenges, traumatic brain injuries, injured workers, in-home therapy as well as administering functional capacity and work site evaluations to adapt the site to accommodate injured workers. She has conducted ergonomic studies at business sites and in-home studies to adapt home environments. She has worked in hospitals and nursing homes.

Contact

I’m easy to reach to talk further about my services or to set up an appointment. Call me at 651–269–4937. Email me directly or use the easy web contact form to the right.

Send Pat a Message:

COVID-19 Update

We at Gail Yost and Associates (GYA) want our clients and therapists to be healthy and safe. With that in mind, we have been responding to the evolving situation by following CDC guidance for providing our services to you. This includes preventative measures related to in-office visits.

*Please join us in doing what is recommended to minimize risk.

*We ask that if you are sick and/or have been exposed to COVID-19 that you call to reschedule your in-office appointments

*We have asked that our therapists not come into the office if they are sick. You will receive a phone call to cancel and reschedule your appointment if your therapist is sick. 

*Therapists are doing extra cleaning of frequently touched hard surfaces.

*If our waiting area has more people in the space than prudent in regards to social distancing, please cooperate with your therapist’s suggestions of alternative places to wait for your appointment.

*Please cover your cough or sneeze and wash your hands as needed.*We have contingency plans in place to be able to provide continuity of service to our clients should in-office services be temporarily inadvisable. We will continue to provide in-office sessions unless it becomes inadvisable to do so.