About Tina

Tina Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, trauma treatment, integrative psychotherapy and maintained a private practice in Fargo, North Dakota until May, 2019.  She is now living in Cottonwood, AZ and practicing tele-health/online therapy.   Research has shown that online counseling practices are as effective as the more traditional face-to-face mode.  There are a few differences but they are easy to navigate and understand.  Tina suggests contacting her to  answer questions you may have about the best type of therapy for your situation and challenges.

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. She 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.


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

LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker, AZ

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/Couple Therapy, Individual therapy, Psychiatric issues , Anger management, 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. More recently, she presented on relationships and the importance of healthy attachments and bonding, using aromatherapy to manage mood,  and workshops on empowerment and self growth.

“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?” Most of our families taught us how to survive and find ways to cope that are now outdated.  We have the opportunities to upgrade our software so to speak and begin to thrive and live life with vitality despite the ongoing stressors that life presents.  You need to learn these skills.  We now have the keys.