Loudoun Second Saturday

Loudoun Second Saturday

Denisha Johnson, LCSW

Denisha Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is an excellent therapist that can work with many issues, and is particularly skilled in working with teens and young adults. In 2016, she won Loudoun’s Best Counselor for Kids. In addition to providing individual and family counseling, Denisha also provides group counseling services for high school teens in the Ashburn area.

Denisha recently entered the world of entrepreneurship and opened a mental health private practice. Prior to that, she was the clinical director for Wellness Connection in Ashburn, VA. The 10 years before that, Denisha worked with Loudoun County Mental Health in a variety of positions. Starting as a residential counselor, she obtained her Masters in Social Work and her LCSW and transitioned to become an Outpatient Clinician specializing in adolescent treatment. In that role, she provided individual, group, and family therapy, as well as crisis intervention to children, adolescents, and adults. Denisha is well versed in dealing with issues of trauma, attachment disorder, anxiety and depression, as well as a variety of other issues that impact children, teenagers, and adults. Denisha also worked as a Student Assistance Liaison for several middle and high schools in Loudoun County, where she completed assessments and evaluations of children who came to the attention of their guidance counselor for assorted reasons. As an Outpatient Clinician, Denisha worked closely with school officials, probation officers, Department of Family Services, and numerous other agencies to coordinate services.

Denisha has worked with a variety of populations, including the homeless population in Loudoun County providing homeless outreach services, the intellectually disabled population in Washington, DC to ensure they were receiving appropriate and humane treatment, and children from the ages of 7-12 who had behavioral and mental health issues and were residing in a residential treatment center in Norfolk, VA. Denisha has attended numerous trainings regarding transgender and LGBTQ issues in teenagers and the impact those issues have on their education, families, and support system, as well as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to guide survivors of trauma towards recovery and empowerment.

Denisha goes out of her way to create a comfortable and safe environment where children, adolescents, or adults feel supported in implementing change in their lives. Denisha considers herself to be a solution focused therapist but also utilizes acceptance and commitment therapy techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, and most importantly, providing client focused treatment. Denisha’s philosophy to therapy: “Life is a journey and any impact I can have on helping a person through that journey is an honor and privilege. I aim to help people understand and accept themselves, and move towards the life they deserve.”

Denisha Johnson Website