Allen Johnson

Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor

Allen Johnson

Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Creative Arts Therapist, Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 1864
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
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Offices

1700 W Government St. Bld. B. Suite 213
Brandon, Mississippi 39042

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My Approach to Helping

Psychodrama is an action method, often used as psychotherapy, in which clients use spontaneous dramatization, role-playing, and dramatic self-presentation to investigate and gain insight into their lives. Psychodrama is the original form of group psychotherapy. Jacob Levy Moreno, MD, the man who developed psychodrama, coined the phrases “group therapy” and “group psychotherapy.”

At its core psychodrama explores and corrects issues that have been identified by the group. A protagonist is chosen whose issue represents the main elements of the group. Members of the group are brought in as auxiliaries to aid the dramatic enactment of the scene(s) brought forward by the protagonist.

A central tenet of psychodrama is Moreno’s theory of “spontaneity-creativity”. Moreno believed that the best way for an individual to respond creatively to a situation is through spontaneity, that is, through a readiness to improvise and respond in the moment. By encouraging an individual to address a problem in a creative way, reacting spontaneously and based on impulse, they may begin to discover new solutions to problems in their lives and learn new roles they can inhabit from within.

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Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Dr. Johnson’s experience has been mainly with children and adolescents, in Individual, Family, and Group Counseling. His experience has focused on depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant behavior, parent training, trauma, and grief. He is certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). He has been through basic training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR II). Dr. Johnson is a Board Certified-TeleMental Health (BC-TMH) provider. He has completed Mississippi Addiction Counselor Training (MACT), and has completed the required hours to sit in on the exam to become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC).

    Dr. Johnson has an interest in experiential therapy, and has previous training in Adventure Based Therapy, such as team building and low ropes course. He is a registered student of Psychodrama under supervision by John Rasberry, LMFT, TEP. Currently he is working toward becoming a Certified Practitioner (CP) in Psychodrama.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Isolation
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodrama
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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