Savannah Johnson

Hey there, I am Savannah! Welcome to CARE Counseling! Life can be a roller coaster. At time we stick our arms in the air enjoying the ride, and other times, we close our eyes and just want to get off the ride. This shows how difficult and scary our journey through life can be. As a therapist and as a human-being, I want you to feel welcomed, safe, and heard. Everyone has their own unique story. Our stories are what makes us who we are. You deserve to be able to tell your story and be the best version of yourself. You are truly the expert of your own life, and I will walk alongside you, listen with empathy, and meet you where you are at. You do not have to face it alone. Let’s ride this roller coaster together!

I value the importance of creating a non-judgmental, open space where everyone can share their vulnerabilities, struggles, resiliency, and stories. I will come forward with kindness, support, and care. This will be a collaborative experience together, with you, and your family. We can only change if we are ready to change. Change truly is a scary thing. I want to help normalize these scary emotions and feelings together.

I am passionate about working with those who are dealing with transitions and changes in their lives whether that means individuals, families, couples, children, adolescents, or adults. Humans are meant to be connected to their inner-being and those around them. Diane Gehart said,”Being connected to other people – listening and being heard – allows us to remember who we were, who we are, and who we are becoming.” In this therapeutic relationship, we will work together to empower who you are becoming.

I graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a Bachelor’s degree in Family Social Science. I am currently attending Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota working towards my Marriage and Family Therapy degree under supervision. When I am not practicing therapy, I love to hike, go horseback riding, and explore new things with my husband, friends, and family. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story!

education

M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy – Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (in progress)

B.S. in Family Social Science – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)

Community Practicum – Parkdale Therapy Group

Eating Disorder Technician – The Emily Program

SPECIALTIES

Adolescents or adults

Depression

Anxiety

Life transitions

Family therapy

Substance abuse

Trauma

Grief

Family Conflict

Parenting

Issues of Sexuality and Gender

In network with

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.

resources

Understanding research and the root cause of common psychological issues is a great first step to creating a healthier you!

What is Trauma and How Can Therapy Help? Trauma Handout