Leigh Ann Johnson is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with more than 25 years of experience in psychotherapy. She attended St. Louis University, where she completed undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Her specialty areas include Recovery from Depression, Anxiety, Interpersonal Trauma, and Veterans Issues.
Leigh Ann brings extensive field experience to her clients at Collins Counseling & Associates as a Mobile counselor. Her prior roles have allowed her to provide counseling and Social Work services to children, Veterans, high-risk pregnancy patients, postpartum women, and the families of those seeking counseling care. Throughout her career, she has worked at faith-based organizations, government agencies, and in private practice as she has served those seeking help for Depression and Anxiety.
Today, Leigh Ann finds joy in helping her clients improve their emotional, social, physical and spiritual health. Her practice involves a multi-faceted approach, and she has trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy for Depression (IPTD), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBST). Her ability to employ various therapy methods allows Leigh Ann to find the most effective form of counseling for each client.
Leigh Ann is a Gulf Coast Native, an avid history buff, and a self-proclaimed sci-fi geek. Her family has deep ties to the military and includes many active and retired service members. When she isn’t working, she enjoys swimming, bicycle riding, nature hikes, boating, and anything around the water.
From The Counselor’s Desk: The goal of my practice is to help people find the hope, healing, and freedom to live according to their values, improve key relationships, and reclaim their lives. I believe people really can find Healing and Restoration!