Erin Johnson, MS, APC, NCC; Therapist

Erin graduated with a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University.  She is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor, working toward her licensure under the supervision of Anna Ward-Martin, MA, LPC, CPCS, and an EMDRIA trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, working toward certification in accordance with EMDRIA standards.   

Erin has worked in both private practice and community agency settings, which provided the privilege of collaborating with diverse clients navigating a wide range of unique challenges across the lifespan.  She has received specialized training in trauma-focused techniques including EMDR and Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), suicide intervention and prevention, sexual exploitation, play and expressive arts therapy, and telehealth ethics.  Her clinical interests lie in the etiology of and recovery from traumatic experiences.

This is typically when Erin would go into detail about her theoretical approach and views on the counseling relationship, but she’s not sure that’s what you’re looking to learn from her short bio.  It might be more helpful for you to know that Erin’s goal is to create an environment where folks feel comfortable working through their stuff, on their terms, and in their own time.  She positions herself as a collaborator, rather than an authority on your life.  She is passionate about and committed to cultural humility and LGBTQ+ affirmation.  If you happen to be curious about her theory, she considers herself an Existentialist, heavily influenced by Intersectional Feminism, Ecological Systems, Attachment, Accompaniment, and Humanistic principles.  She enthusiastically welcomes further conversation to go into detail about what this means and how this affects her practice.

In addition to her work, Erin is an amateur yet enthusiastic outdoorsy type, live music fan and budding vinyl collector, lover of all animals, traveler, and is considering becoming an art history buff.

To make an appointment with Erin, email ejohnson@samaritanatlanta.org, or call our intake line at (404) 228-7777.