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Helena A. Johnson, formerly Tisinger, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in the Research Triangle. She has earned her Master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Couple Counseling from Capella University. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Development and Family Relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is dedicated to working with an array of individual, families, and couples helping them heal difficult relationships and past hurts.
Helena enjoys helping others and she has specialized certifications to do so. She is training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and sex therapy.
As a trauma therapist, Helena is equipped to assist those who have suffered and survived trauma and has completed the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy collaborative through the North Carolina Child Treatment program affiliated with Duke University. She is a rostered TFCBT Therapist for the state of North Carolina. She skillfully uses her training to help others triumph over trauma. Helena is also an accredited Triple P provider (Positive Parenting Program) who has worked to empower parents to conquer the challenges of parenting children with severe emotional and mental health needs.
As a female black therapist, she is passionate about helping African-American individuals and couples as they deal with racial trauma that is ingrained in today's society.
As she continues her clinical journey, she continues to gain experience working with couples, individuals, and families who struggle with anxiety, depression, communication issues, trust issues, sexual trauma, infidelity recovery, conflict resolution, parenting, low libido, and sexual dysfunction. She has worked with emotionally disconnected couples who have a desire to regain their closeness with one another.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids at the beach and learning new meals to cook.