Michelle Johnson, M.S., LPCC (MN), LADC (MN), LPC, CSAC (WI) Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Supervisor, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, Professional Member of APA, ACA, NAADAC & MARRCH, Professional Consultant and Mediator, WMA
Michelle Johnson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where she earned her B.A. in Psychology. She finished her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Capella University. She went on for substance abuse training at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin and later she completed her licenses to be a substance abuse counselor in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. She also attended St. Mary’s University in the Cites for her supervision training. Michelle has been in private practice for over 15 years and has been the Clinic Director of Winona Counseling Clinic, Inc. and Associates in Counseling, LLC since 2001. Michelle specializes in working with children, couples, families and individuals. She also provides alcohol and drug assessments and counseling. In the past couple of years, she has expanded her practice to include professional mediation with families, couples, colleges and universities and small businesses.
“I feel privileged for the opportunity to work with people who are having difficulties in life and who entrust me with their hurt, fears and dreams. I’ve been fortunate to witness people’s transformations.”
Michelle spends her free-time with her family, friends horses and golden retrievers. She is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys horseback riding, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, bike riding and kayaking. She also plays several sports including softball, golf and her favorite, racquetball.
Jill Johnson, B.S. Registered Dietician
Jill is a Registered Dietician with 12 years of work experience. She earned a B.S. in Dietetics at the University of Iowa and a B.A. is Sociology at the University of Iowa. She also holds a certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management. Currently, she is enrolled in the Master’s program in educational Leadership at Winona State University. As a dietician, Jill has worked in both clinical and community nutrition with an emphasis in eating disorders, weight management and wellness. As a practitioner, she believes in facilitating behavior change with clients by using motivational interviewing, positive feedback and measurable action steps. Counseling sessions with her are individualized and determined by the client’s needs. Here are some examples of topics that may be covered: Making Healthy Lifestyle Change, Relationship with Food, Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping, Lifestyle and Physical Activity, Journal and Tracking Change, Satiety, Hunger and Fullness.
Some of her hobbies include music and art. She enjoys painting and creating gifts for her family. With two very active, growing boys, much of her free time revolves around following their varied sports and school activities. She also spends time running, hiking and walking her dogs. One of her favorite hobbies is riding English style.