Beth Johnson is originally from the Black Hills of South Dakota, she has called Minnesota home for 15 years now and quite enjoys the wide array of culture, outdoor activities and diverse experiences the Twin Cities has to offer.
Johnson began her work in the human service field fresh out of high school while still living in South Dakota. She was a shelter advocate at a women's domestic violence shelter for 2.5 years at Working Against Violence Inc. She moved to Minnesota in 2004 where she continued her professional passion with families residing at a homeless shelter, working as a children service staff in providing support and engaging activities. During this time she received her B.S.W. from Metropolitan State University in 2010 and her M.S.W. from the University of Minnesota in 2011. She has worked with families in a variety of community settings such as: early childhood education with Jeremiah program, completed internships at Ramsey county Probation, Ramsey County Child Protection and was a case manager with the home visiting program at The Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. Post graduate school, she completed four years of clinical practice at an integrated behavioral health clinic through Fairview, working with a transient, SPMI population. During this time she also worked as a mental health assessor in Fairview's emergency room and through telehealth, assessing mental health crisis and determining level of care in conjunction with psychiatrist. Beth currently works as a psychotherapist in an integrated primary care clinic, specializing in trauma informed care. She is trained in EMDR therapy, Sensorimotor Level 1 therapy and plans to begin Sensorimotor Level 2 training in 2020.
Johnson has taught with Saint Mary's University of Minnesota for four years and continues to love the world of academia, facilitating up and coming professionals challenging themselves and our communities in how we can create a better space for humans in this world.