Johnston is an Associate Licensed Counselor working in Hoover, AL. She grew up on the Gulf Coast and has lived in Birmingham since 2015. Johnston received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Alabama and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UAB. During her graduate degree, Johnston maintained a 4.0 GPA and graduated with honors. Johnston uses an integrative approach to help her clients. Her treatment orientation integrates Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Existentialism, Gestalt Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. She likes to incorporate art and mindfulness into her counseling, as well. To learn more about Johnston's personal approach and philosophy, click here.
Johnston has experience in both research and clinical settings. During her undergraduate degree, Johnston volunteered as a research assistant in multiple labs. As a graduate student, she completed her internship at UAB's Community Counseling Clinic. At the UAB CCC, Johnston worked with clients from various cultural backgrounds who were dealing with a wide variety of issues. Johnston is trained in Level 1 of the Gottman Method for couples and is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Alabama Counseling Association (ALCA), and the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling of Alabama (ALGBTICAL). Johnston is an Associate Licensed Counselor working under the supervision of Janice Martin, EdD, LPC-S.
When she's not counseling, Johnston enjoys watching scary movies, making art, crafting, watching Alabama football, spending time with her two dogs - Clark & Luna, and collecting anything Halloween-related.