Lori Johnson, LPC, LAC

Counselor
950 Wadsworth Blvd
Suite 203
Lakewood, Colorado 80214

Narrative of Services:

I am dedicated to providing evidenced based treatment. About 60% of my practice is dedicated to the treatment of OCD and related disorders. I used ERP and ACT to treat OCD and anxiety related disorder. The other portion of my practice is focused around substance and alcohol use disorders. I use CBT interventions that are specifically designed with your personality in mind. Often these two disorders overlap and special care is needed in relapse prevention planning for recovery.We work collaboratively together with empathy,creativty, warmth, and humor. I also treat connected symptoms of depression and generalized anxiety.

I also treat Avoidant Personality Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, ADHD.

Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes

OCD ERP Therapy Group
Address: See above
Phone: (720) 295-9522
Website: http://www.infocuscounselingdenver.com/lakewood-therapy-fees/ocd-group-therapy/
Venue: Schack Building, 1st floor conference room
Open To: Adults with OCD
Meeting Time/Frequency: 2nd Thursday of each month & 4th Thursday of each month
Fee: $35 per group
Area of Focus: OCD, Scrupulosity, Violent/Sexual Obsessions, Perfectionism
Group Information: The 2nd Thursday of the month group sessions will start with the basics of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), which is the evidenced based treatment for OCD. We will build upon your learning and work towards targeting an obsession or compulsion as a group. You are most likely to benefit from repeated exposure sessions, so take that into consideration. Because treatment is Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)-based with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as adjuncts, as group progresses, participants must be willing to complete exposures targeting their fear that is part of the OCD group therapy. You will get encouragement from the group clinician, peer support specialist, and group peers in a caring and supportive environment.

The 4th Thursday of the month, the meeting will be focused on support of recovery and stigma of OCD and mental health. Chrissie is an OCD advocate and can help the group talk about ways to overcome stigma and continue on your journey of recovery.

*Due to the potentially sensitive issues that will be addressed in this group (e.g., harm obsessions, sexual obsessions, contamination and hygiene-related issues), participation will be limited to adults over 18 years of age. Individuals with all types of OCD are welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to bring exposure materials to this session, you will be advised ahead of time when these tools will be required (e.g., digital voice recorders, smart phones, contaminated objects, feared objects, notebooks for exposure, triggering pictures, etc.). Exposures will primarily be self-directed but will be facilitated by Lori Johnson and support by Chrissie Hodges. *In order to reserve adequate time for exposure, off-topic discussion will not be permitted.

Space is limited in this OCD group therapy, so please secure your spot today by registering, Call +1 (720) 295-9522

Training Description:

I received my Masters Degree from University of Colorado and have worked in many levels of care in my career. I worked with Eating Recovery Center in Denver, CO, furthered my training and supervision with Massachusetts General Hospital and completed supervision with Effective OCD treatment in Denver, CO. I have over 9 years of practical experience in treating Substance and alcohol use disorders, OCD, anxiety, and related disorders in a variety of formats, including inpatient units, community based agencies, Intensive Outpatient, home, telehealth,and community-based interventions, and most recently, private practice.

Diversity Statement:

I have worked in every level of care with many different races and cultures, many of which whom would travel from out of their country or origin to obtain treatment for OCD, eating disorders, and substance use disorder. My employment has been around services families and at risk youth for substance abuse.

My training and work has had an emphasis on working with culturally and racially diverse populations. I continue to broach and incorporate in my practice cultural views and respect, expression of gender, spirituality, religion, LGBTQAI, and overall cultural views.