About Me

Tina Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, trauma treatment,integrative psychotherapy and maintains a private practice in Fargo, North Dakota.

With over twenty years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of University of Denver specializing in clinical work, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are relationship and couple therapy, depression, anxiety, stress and mood management and trauma treatment.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Tina has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of relationships and mental health topics.

Tina is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. S/he integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education
Undergraduate Institution:
 University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Graduate School: University of Denver, Denver, CO

Degrees, Certifications, Licensures, etc.
LICSW – Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, ND and MN
BCD – Board Certified Diplomate
PAIRS Certified Leader for Relationship Education

Associations, Memberships
NASW (National Association of Social Workers) Past Board Member for the state of North Dakota Member of ND Mental Health Association

Areas of Interest
Relationship Education, Family and Marital Therapy, Individual therapy, Psychiatric follow-ups, Child behavior management, Anger management for children and adults, mindfullness and relaxation strategies, Stress management, Depression and Anxiety related to physical illness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Workshop Information
Tina Johnson has facilitated workshops since 1998. She became a certified PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills) in 1998 and held an 8 week workshop for couples many of whom were engaged or newly married. Known as PAIRS First, these classes focused on teaching couples specific skills to manage conflicts and deepen their relationship. Since then, she has facilitated a variety of relationship education seminars. Most recently, she presented on relationships and the importance of healthy attachments and bonding.

“We aren’t taught relationship skills. Consider your parents and grandparents and ask yourself these questions. How did they communicate their affection? Was there physical affection? How did they fight? What were the rules? What did they teach you about talking and listening?”