Hello! My name is Makedah Johnson and I am a Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW) with two years of experience as a mental health therapist. I have worked with children, teens, adults, and families of different identities and backgrounds with various concerns. These concerns include: ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, grief, trauma, and familial/relationship challenges. I am passionate about working with older teens (16+) and young adults (18-35) experiencing challenges with life and role transitions, relationships, self-worth, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I also value discussing the role that systemic oppression and the intersection of one’s identities inform how they navigate their personal relationships and in society.

If living through 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that life can be unpredictable. There are many things out of our personal control that can cause us to feel overwhelmed, hopeless, and even powerless. As a therapist, I aim to provide a safe, compassionate space for you to recognize your power and strengths to navigate the highs, lows, and lulls of your journey. I believe that people are the experts in their lives and are their own most powerful agents of change.

Through taking a person-centered approach that is understanding of your needs, circumstances, and values, I am here to listen, empathize, and work with you to achieve your goals. When engaging with all of my clients, I use a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive lens that validates all aspects of your identities and experiences. Being adaptable is a key aspect of my practice, so I incorporate principles from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Mindfulness to meet you where you are to support your needs.

Taking the first step to change can be intimidating and it takes an enormous amount of courage to get there. I commend you for seeking change, and I am excited to hopefully accompany and support you through this process!


About Imara Counseling, LLC

As a group mental health practice, Imara Counseling Services seeks to create a warm, inviting and safe space for clients to explore the unique challenges they are going through. Let's be honest, COVID-19 has really disrupted everything we view as normal. And as practice we work tenaciously with clients to see the positive changes and growth they desire. Our clinicians see therapy as a partnership and an opportunity for clients to benefit from the skills they attain.

We work with adults, teenagers, and children (5+) who are suffering with a range of concerns including relationship trouble, mood disorders, such as depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, and other mental health challenges. We also see couples in all stages of their relationships. If you need help, reach out for help today!

Please visit our website to schedule an appointment at www.imaracounseling.com/contact

Practice Details
  • Street Address
    14502 Greenview Drive, Suite 202
  • City
  • Zip Code
    14502 Greenview Drive
  • State of Practice
  • Describe Your Practice
    Online and In-Office
  • Accepting New Clients
  • Virtual Therapy
  • Prescribes Medication
  • My Website