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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCPC #180012051 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Johanna has been terrific with me. She is very understanding.
Johanna is insightful, patient and always understands me.
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!!!
Johanna is a great counselor.
I like her communication.
She is very helpful and understanding. She offered tools and techniques I could use to resolve my issues and get better. Highly recommended!
Johanna is amazing at what she does. I would recommend her to anyone. She's very patient and laid back.
Johanna Jameson rocks! She responds quickly and is concise but says so much.
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!
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.
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.
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?)
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.
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.
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.
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.
I only had a few sessions with her but I like her so far. I would recommend her.