Kay M. Johnson, LICSW, LCSW-R

A little about me…

I obtained a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University twenty-five years ago and began my practice working with traumatized homeless families and individuals in NYC. I have been delighted with the wonderful opportunities which have come my way since then. These have included: psychotherapy with children and adults who have been abused; starting up and directing a substance abuse treatment program within a shelter for homeless women and their children; starting up and directing a mental health clinic in the Times Square area; and providing training and supervision for programs across the United States and Canada to increase staff capacity to work effectively with trauma and co-occurring disorders in an integrated way. I am excited to be part of the team at the Trauma Center at JRI in Boston, MA. For thirty years they have been at the forefront of providing treatment and conducting research to address the needs of children and adults who have experienced trauma. Again and again, over time, I have been moved by the courage of my clients in their journeys toward self-discovery and transformation. I value mutuality and collaboration in the therapeutic relationship and recognize the importance of a secure attachment in the work.