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Mia Johnson, Psy.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Areas of Special Interest Heading link

Relational concerns/family of origin problems, identity development and exploration, coping with oppression, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions

What to Expect When Working with Me Heading link

My passion for clinical work lies in wanting to provide multicultural and affirmative counseling to clients who hold marginalized identities. I work from an integrative theoretical lens pulling from psychodynamic, person-centered, feminist, cross-cultural, and cognitive-behavioral theories to find what best fits for each individual client. I often ask clients to take the lead in sessions as they are the experts on their own lives, while I provide a guiding hand as needed throughout our time together. I strive to create a safe, empathic, and affirming space for any client I meet with. We will work together to create treatment goals at the beginning of treatment and will check in periodically to determine if those goals remain the focus of treatment. Regardless of the goals we create, I view my purpose as the therapist to foster hope and understanding of the self in clients.

Education and Training Heading link

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Roosevelt University | 2023

Pre-Doctoral Internship at Indiana University Counseling and Psychological Services | 2023

M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Roosevelt University | 2020

What I Do at the Counseling Center Heading link

As a Post-Doctoral Fellow, I:

  • See students for initial consultations and individual therapy.
  • Co-facilitate interpersonal process groups.
  • Supervise advanced therapy externs and co-facilitate multicultural group supervision for pre-doctoral interns.
  • Participate in supervision and training activities.

About Me Heading link

I have a Siamese mix named Binx (inspired by Hocus Pocus). I love to crochet and do other crafts in my free time. Gilmore Girls is my favorite comfort show!