ANNA JOHNSON, MA, RCC
I am excited to be part of the team at South Okanagan Counselling. When I started my social work undergrad, and while working in various helping fields since, I have been drawn to help people through providing caring, collaborative, client-focused therapy.
I have been a practicing therapist since opening and operating a private practice in Estevan, SK in 2015, where I worked with individuals, couples, and families. In 2018, I moved to the Okanagan to work as a mental health and substance use counsellor.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with couples again. I understand that good relationships take work and that there are significant stresses affecting our lives, especially during these times. In my work with couples, I emphasize the importance of noticing, understanding, and accepting emotions while maintaining a safe space for each person I see.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, practicing yoga, playing the piano, reading, and drinking coffee.
I hold a Bachelor of Social Work from Thompson Rivers University. I graduated from Briercrest Seminary in 2017 and hold a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am a member in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
Additional trainings include:
Emotion focused family therapy
Acceptance and commitment therapy
Eye movement integration: level one certified
San’yas indigenous cultural safety training