Jennifer L Johnston, LCSWR

Preferred Name: Jenn

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

Jenn has insight and sensitivity to the issues faced by first responders and their family members. She very much believes in providing compassionate care, while honoring capacity for self-determination and empowerment. Jenn is a good communicator and is very skilled at being present with people as they work though situations that are causing emotional distress. She is able to find meaning in the struggles of the human experience and appreciates the opportunity to assist others as they move toward a place of resilience and stability. Jenn favors an insight orientated approach and has experience with cognitive therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, task centered/problem solving, crisis management, parts work, ACT, anger management and solution focused therapies. ***I am a consultant in training and would love to discuss individual or group consultation on your path to certification.

Education & Experience

Jenn is a graduate of the University of Buffalo with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has training and experience in working with adults and children challenged with depression, mood disorders, trauma, grief, anxiety, adhd, and psychosis. Jenn started her career working with individuals developmental disabilities, visual impairments and traumatic brain injuries. Since then she has practiced in the NYS prison system, at an outpatient mental health clinic and in child welfare. Through the Salvation Army, Jenn volunteered in NYC after 911 and assisted survivors of the WTC attacks. She is currently working as a senior supervisor for Calm Sea Psychotherapy working with first responders, law enforcement, military members, and their families.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


Please call to discuss insurance coverage. Too many to list.