Johnny graduated from Metropolitan State University with a B.S. in Alcohol & Drug Counseling in 2008. He stepped away from the field in 2013 to pursue another passion, early elementary school teaching. Returning to the field was not a decision he made lightly, but he had a calling to help people to transition to a life of recovery. He previously worked in Medication Assisted Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Treatment and have spoken as a Motivational Lecturer at a number of treatment centers in the Twin Cities area. His approach to counseling is using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic model, with a dose of Reality Therapy. His other passions are working with kids, hiking and traveling.
Why Did You Choose Northstar Behavioral Health?
While interviewing with Northstar Behavioral Health, I noticed everyone smiling, and it appeared to be a very positive environment. They also seemed to respect the level of expertise that I could bring to the facility. While being here for just a short time, I now know that my instincts served me well. I have enjoyed every minute. Our clients are an inspiration, and I look forward to providing them a level of care unmatched in this industry.