There is so much potential we can unlock when we work with the mechanisms of the brain directly. Through clinical applications of evidence-based treatments, we can tap into unconscious mechanisms to create a permanent drug-free solution.
Unlike many psychology practices, we come from a strength-based perspective based on Positive Psychology, the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play. Instead of "what's wrong?" we seek to understand "what happened" and go from there; this is a trauma-informed approach and is the center of our practice.
Additionally, our practice is unique in that we pair neuroscience with psychology. If helpful, we also offer neuropsychological testing to rule out other diagnostic pairings such as learning differences and unique learning styles. While diagnostic evaluations are typically done through clinical interview and patient history, we take a more in-depth approach to gain insight into the mechanisms of your brain process. Often, one is labeled with a diagnosis that may fit the behavior, but when we go deeper into looking at the brain, we see that the diagnosis is inaccurate. For example, children who are depressed will often have behavior that looks like ADHD. We can look at the map of the brain to validate or amend the diagnosis. That way, treatment is accurate, efficient, and effective.
About Dr. Johnston-Jones: Jennifer Johnston-Jones, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in Colorado (PSY 5683) and California (19654). With over 23 years as a psychotherapist and more than 17 years as a psychologist, she is considered an expert in her field. She is the author of Transformational Parentingand Transformational Education, acclaimed books that educate parents and teachers on the prevention of childhood trauma. Dr. Johnston-Jones's Whole School, Whole Child Program, provided for free to Colorado schools (www.ColoradoSEL.com) and extensively in California schools, has been shown to prevent and reduce bullying, anxiety and depression. Her integration of neuroscience with psychology is unique and provides her with an expansive set of interventions to help people develop into their best selves. She is trained in the most effective brain developing treatments such as Interpersonal Neurobiology, Neuropsychology, Neurofeedback, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Hypnosis, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Positive Discipline Parent Education, Psychodynamic therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Her academic background includes training at the University of Oregon, California School of Professional Psychology, the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, St. John’s Hospital, and the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. She helps parents raise joyful and resilient children, helps schools integrate social and emotional learning, and helps people reach their peak performance, overcome anxiety and depression, regulate their emotions, improve attention and concentration, reduce or eliminate seizures and relieve cravings. Dr. Johnston-Jones is a full member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology. She has an extensive speaking background including training teachers in schools, national television appearances, keynoting universities and conferences as well as extensive parent education keynotes. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two incredible teenagers.
PARENTS: Let us help you effectively and efficiently work with your child or teen. Dr. Johnston-Jones has a specialty in helping parents create healthy families and retaining close relationships with their children. She is the author of the acclaimedTransformational Parentingbook and has helped hundreds of parents learn psychological best practices to help their children and teens grow to their potential..
ATHLETES: If you are an athlete, we can help you improve your brain wave production for peak performance. We start with a brain map to see how you compare to other adults your age and the areas you could improve from, then through neurofeedback and psychological coaching, help you reach your brain/ mind potential and thus athletic potential.
ADHD / ADD: Whether you've been officially diagnosed or not, if you find that you have difficulty paying attention and concentrating and this can sometimes interfere with your life, we can help you. We start with a brain map to see how you compare to other adults your age and the areas you could improve from, then through neurofeedback and psychological coaching, help you reach your brain/ mind potential.
CHILDREN AND TEENS:
If your child is having trouble focusing in school, managing their emotions, is sometimes anxious or is addicted to their screens or other harmful substances, or has low self esteem, we can help you. Dr. Johnston-Jones is a mother of two teens and also an expert in brain development.
In 20 sessions or less, she has a 100% success rate working with hundreds of children and teens through her work in hospitals and private practice. Dr. Johnston-Jones has worked with children who were about to get kicked out of school who are now successful college students, middle schoolers who avoided leaving the house due to anxiety who are now honor roll high school students, students who were bullied, who are LGBTQA and started with low self esteem and depression who are now happy, integrated human beings.
We conduct brain mapping and psychological pre and post testing to ascertain areas that need to be worked on as well as therapeutic progress. The evidence-based practices of Interpersonal Neurobiology / Attachment Theory, Neuropsychology, Neurofeedback, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Hypnosis, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Positive Discipline, Parent Education, Psychodynamic therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy are used depending on the needs of the child.