"The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering" - Ben Okri
Renese M. Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health. Renese received her Bachelors from Texas State Univeristy in Pshychology with a minor in English Literature and her Master's in Counseling from St. Edward's University.
Renese has experience working with at risk youth to include residential treatment work, foster/adoption, and adolescents in the juvenile justice system as well as women and children dealing with incarceration and reentry. Renese served as the Program Coordinator for Girl Scouts Beyond Bars and Juvenile Justice Initiative. Her professional interests include a focus on children’s mental health, juvenile and parental incarceration and the effects these circumstances have on the family system.
Renese has also presented at the African American Men and Boys Harvest Foundation Conference, the Girl’s Leadership Institute at Austin Community College, the 5th and 6th Annual Prisoner’s Family Conference, Social Work Day at Kansas University and the Healthy Youth Providers’ Conference.
Renese has worked with individuals dealing with mental health disorders, co-occuring disorders such as substance abuse and mental illness, children with behavioral issues and families in chaos. Renese has many years experience working with victims of abuse as well as those accused of victimizing others.
Renese is down to earth and believes it is important to meet each person where he or she is and work collaboratively with the client to help him or her achieve his or her goals.