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Debra Johnson


Debra M. Johnson MSW, LCSW
Fayetteville, North Carolina

Debra M. Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in individual, adolescent, child and family counseling and coaching in Fayetteville NC. Mrs. Johnson received a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Temple University in 1987 and obtained a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2002 where she obtained her Master of Social Work Degree and earned honors in the Alpha Delta Mu Social Work Honor Society. . She has been serving as a Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC) for both adults and children since October 2012 at Pope Army Airfield on Ft. Bragg and as Part-time Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Social Work at Fayetteville State University.

She has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field in community mental health and private practice. She has worked extensively with children and families utilizing person-centered therapy strategies for children ages 3-17, trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy for traumatized children and families, motivational interviewing and solution focused brief therapy for a broad spectrum of clientele both military and civilian. Among her areas of expertise are: Issues specific to military life, deployment and reintegration, marital and relationship issues, adjustment issues, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, parent/child conflict, stress management, life transition coaching, workplace problems, issues of adolescence, behavior problems in children.

Debra is an interactive, genuinely compassionate, solution focused trained therapist. Her treatment approach is strength based, person centered, supportive and practical. Her goal is to partner with families to process current issues and to develop new coping strategies to enhance recovery management. Debra engages adolescents, adults, children and families using a mix of conventional and alternative approaches to address the unique needs of each client. She works with each client to help them build upon their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.

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