Johanna Jameson

(MA, LCPC)

About Me

Please note that while I own an adult day center for people with Alzheimer's my counseling experience is vast and you can see the various things I am trained in if you read my full bio. If you are matched with me it means I have looked at your presenting issues and feel comfortable taking on your concerns. If I did not feel comfortable taking you on as a client I would not do this.

Johanna Jameson is an Illinois-licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Johanna is the founder of Memory Farm® a farm-based adult day center for those living with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Johanna worked for six years at Rush University Medical Center. During that time she was active in The Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center Without Warning group, a support group for people living with young-onset Alzheimer's disease. She was a research assistant in Rush University's Behavioral Sciences department, where she was was a co-author on numerous publications relating to PTSD and post-traumatic growth.

Johanna served as a Care Consultant at the Alzheimer's Association where she provided care planning and counseling to caregivers and people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. She also has a private practice she runs out of the Memory Farm where she offers in-person counseling services and care planning. She holds a BA in Marketing from Columbia College and an MA in Counseling and Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Johanna also has experience treating depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, and issues related to coping with life and career changes and also family and relationship distress.

Johanna has over five years of experience working with families and couples who are struggling with caring for sick loved ones. Johanna has couched many couples who have experienced material problems due to having to care for an ailing parent in or outside the home.

Johanna also has worked with couples dealing with marital and relationship distress. The common issues Johanna has worked with couples are as follows:
Rebuilding trust and learning to forgive after an affair
Restoring love and closeness
Resolving problems without fighting
Improving listening, understanding, and acceptance
Managing the stresses of infertility or adoption
Preparing for marriage or re-marriage
Issues related to career and lifestyle change
Issues related to differing parenting styles
Mental health or substance abuse impacting a marriage

In her free time, Johanna enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and staying active with running and yoga classes. She is a level-one yoga instructor with a focus on senior yoga.

Johanna's work in the news!
https://seniorhousingnews.com/2018/09/20/new-memory-farm-offers-active-style-dementia-care/
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2018/06/19/kaneville-farm-offering-options-for-those-with-dementia/anjfdlq/
http://media.artistfirst.com/ArtistFirst_Harriet_Tramer_2018-10-17.mp3
https://www.agriculture.com/family/adult-day-cares-fill-the-gap


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180012051 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by T.R. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Johanna for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Love her

Written by C.H. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Johanna for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Johanna has been terrific with me. She is very understanding.

Written by C.H. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Johanna for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Johanna is insightful, patient and always understands me.

Written by H.O. on Apr 17, 2020 after counseling with Johanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is very compassionate, understanding, non-judgmental, knowledgable, and a great listener. She always has my best interest in mind. Makes me feel so much better to have her as a resource as she is so sweet and always validates how I'm feeling. Very lucky to have her as a counselor!!!

Written by Z.E. on Apr 13, 2020 after counseling with Johanna for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Johanna is a great counselor.

Written by J.A. on Apr 05, 2020 after counseling with Johanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I like her communication.

Written by G.O. on Mar 15, 2020 after counseling with Johanna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is very helpful and understanding. She offered tools and techniques I could use to resolve my issues and get better. Highly recommended!

Written by T.A. on Feb 21, 2020 after counseling with Johanna for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Johanna is amazing at what she does. I would recommend her to anyone. She's very patient and laid back.

Written by J.O. on Feb 15, 2020 after counseling with Johanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Johanna Jameson rocks! She responds quickly and is concise but says so much.

Written by A.N. on Feb 10, 2020 after counseling with Johanna for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Love her!!

Written by J.U. on Jan 20, 2020 after counseling with Johanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Johanna was easy to talk to, listened to my concerns and provided both feedback and suggestions on what I can try moving forward. She made it clear that it's okay to let her know if something isn't working for me, or if I simply don't like a strategy, so we can make changes when necessary. Her no-size-fits-all approach is exactly what I needed!

Written by E.M. on Jan 06, 2020 after counseling with Johanna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Johanna is attentive and obviously willing to listen and understand her clients. She is kind but is willing to be tough if you need it. I trust her expertise and her willingness to help is exactly what I needed at this point in my life.

Written by A.L. on Dec 09, 2019 after counseling with Johanna for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She is amazing! She encourages and really asks you questions to get you thinking. :) After speaking with her, I feel like I can go back out into the world and get back on track.

Written by A.N. on Nov 05, 2019 after counseling with Johanna for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Johanna is a very good listener and sounding board. She listens to my concerns about life and always seems to offer a different perspective on things. Some stuff is so simple but when your stuck in you're thoughts the positive does not always come easily. And she teaches goat yoga (how cool is that?)

Written by B.L. on Jul 07, 2019 after counseling with Johanna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is a very good listener and tries to understand my core problems to solve them. She makes me work on myself without forcing it, which pushes me forward in life.

Written by C.H. on Jun 27, 2019 after counseling with Johanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Johanna is quick to identify the issues without saying much. That's the best I've experienced. I don't have to put too much effort going over painful events, she's skilled, knowledgeable and graceful enough to pick up on patterns, key experiences and an accurate reading of personal behaviour.
She loves what she does and it shows through her words, advice and face. It's genuine.

I do recommend her to anyone who want to start over and understand not just what they are dealing with, but build the hope to defeat any personal shortcomings.

I have only had 1 video session and truly look forward to the journey ahead.

Written by E.M. on Jun 18, 2019 after counseling with Johanna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coaching

She’s wonderful!

Written by C.O. on Jun 07, 2019 after counseling with Johanna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Johanna Jameson has been helping me learn to cope with the challenges of chronic illness and the anxiety and depression it causes. I am grateful for her positive thoughts and encouragement. She also has made sure to encourage me in line with my core values so that our conversations never cause anxiety or conflicts within me. I am grateful for her genuine care and encouragement on my very difficult days.

Written by L.Y. on Jun 03, 2019 after counseling with Johanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Johanna is a great listener and understands me well. She makes me feel less isolated and doesn’t make me feel like I’m being judged.

Written by E.L. on Apr 29, 2019 after counseling with Johanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

I only had a few sessions with her but I like her so far. I would recommend her.