Kristy Johnsson (she/her)

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I'm a somatic ecotherapist helping anxious, traumatized young folks achieve a sense of ease and resilience in uncertain times.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Jackson, WY

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About My Clients

I work with anxious and traumatized young people struggling and feeling alone in our disturbed society find a deep sense of ease, resilience, and who they are. They deal with everyday anxiety, insecurity, stress, and old traumas, but are also distressed by racial injustice, climate change, and fear of the future. They're often sensitive and perceptive, acutely aware of how "wrong" our systems are, but not sure how to proceed when all the rules for previous generations no longer apply.

My Background and Approach

I combine skills and training in the natural healing mechanisms of the nervous system and ecopsychology research that affirms our experience of well-being in nature (which many of us always knew). I have nearly a decade of experience as a therapist, with years of environmental and outdoor education rooted in social justice. I also have 20 years of personal somatic (body-based) healing work and practice under my belt, so I'm grounded and supportive no matter what you bring to session. Using mindfulness of your nervous system (thoughts, mental images, body sensations, movement, and impulses) in the context of a wise, more-than-human community, I'll help you notice and learn to access the natural intelligence inherent in your being, both addressing unresolved traumas at the root of everyday emotional and mental symptoms, and uncovering your own inner compass for navigating these strange days. In the process, you'll develop your own personalized set of tools and practices going forward.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I know what it's like to feel like you don't belong in a backwards society like ours. I spent many years trying to understand why white people like me and my community seemed so disconnected from each other, other peoples, and the more-than-human world. Somatic work changed everything for me as it began reveal through my inner work the wisdom of many oppressed peoples and marginalized groups who have always been on the outside of this society. I no longer can help clients adjust to our collective insanity, not in the face of so much unnecessary destruction and suffering. A quote by J. Krishnamurti always rings true for me: "It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted in a profoundly sick society." I want us together to explore the wisdom of our ancestors buried deep in our bodies and in the Earth to experience a sense of health that grants both true ease and a perception and confidence the world so desperately needs. If this resonates, please reach out.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Rate: $75 - 130/session

Info

307-200-7109 Email Kristy
Shoshone-Bannock territory
Jackson, WY 83001

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