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    The Ending Begins

    Time has gone full circle.
    That which began long ago as a dream of lovelorn wonder,
    has slowly crumbled into tattered fragments
    of anger, hurt, and disappointment.
    Now the torturous process of disentanglement must commence.

    New beginnings often come from the ruins of old dreams.
    Pieces of hopes, shreds of expectations, and drowning regrets
    fill the vista to the horizon.

    From the depths of despair germinate the seeds of a new age.
    Sprouts of promise break the surface.
    The dawn of a new day brightens the skyline.
    The promise of dreams nary conceived
    emerge from the mist of early morn.

    Whence the future comes,
    it foretells a certain change.
    Prophesies unfulfilled,
    destiny awaits to manifest.

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    David Earl Johnson, MSW, LICSW
    Champlin, MN   5/12/2018 at 12 pm

    At times of change, an accepting ear, a kind word, and a gentle hand can bring comfort, clarity, and resolve.

    I've settled into my new location at Beacon Therapy Associates 11141 Zealand Ave N Champlin, MN 55316. I am available Mon through Friday 8am to 6pm. I can take virtually all insurances including Medicare and Medical Assistance. Please call 763-250-1231 to schedule.

    To all my clients who are unable to travel to my new location, I will provide on-line therapy via video conference more commonly called Telemental Health. Telemental Health services have many advantages, such as convenience and no need for travel. The federal government requires reimbursement for Telemental Health services paid by Medicaid, including PMAP services in MN and other insurances will or already are adding coverage soon. Unfortunately, this coverage does not extend to Medicare. Contact your insurance company for details. See my Telemental Health Service platform at https://www.ePsyQ.com

    DBT Individual Therapy and Skills Training

    I will be providing all forms of therapy, individual, couples, and family therapy as well as DBT therapy. I plan to start a DBT Skills Training Group in April at Beacon as soon as there are enough interested. Soon, DBT Skills Training is available now via recorded classes online for my clients. Its taught in a 1 hour format audio files that will soon be upgraded to video presentation. You may advance at your own pace. It is recommended that clients complete all modules twice, though this isn’t required. Skills learned are practiced at home. Diary cards are completed weekly to assist in using skills learned and in monitoring mood as well as making changes in target behaviors. Homework assignments assist clients in putting new skills into practice. For questions or appointments call David Earl Johnson, MSW, LICSW at (763) 250-1231.

    Services and Specialties

    I have over 30 years experience providing therapy to a wide variety of adults and adolescents including many persons with long standing, complex, and difficult problems that haven't responded well to treatment. I have extensive experience with the broadest cultural and ethnic diversity in treating individuals, groups, couples and families. I specialize in treating grief, complicated grief, depression, anxiety, anger, PTSD, personality disorders, bad habits, relationship difficulties, recovery from child and/or domestic abuse, sexual abuse, crime survivors, combat trauma and other kinds of trauma. I am LGBTQIAPK-affirmative, poly-aware and kink-aware.

    I specialize in treating Borderline and other Personality Disorders, teach Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills and provide individual DBT therapy. DBT is effective for long standing treatment resistant depression, anxiety, anger, and relationship difficulties. I also provide anger management and violence prevention using the Duluth Model.

    My approach is eclectic, emphasizing Emotion Focused Therapy changing the quality of relationships or attachment. The approach is highly effective with individuals, couples and families.. The primary purpose of communication in intimate relationships is to enhance the relationship to create and maintain a shared feeling of awe.

    Is Your Life What You Want It To Be?

    Category: Full Impact Living!℠
    Written by David Earl Johnson, MSW, LICSW

    We only have one life to live. I think we'd all agree that we want to live a happy life, one that has meaning, and fulfills us. We want:

    • productive activity that challlenges us, engages our skills and teaches us new ones,
    • a life that is enriched by relationships and accomplishments with which we can be proud,
    • a life without regrets or worries,
    • to live our life fully,
    • to maximize our potential,
    • to produce a legacy that benefits those that will survive us and we can look back on with pride.

    And we want to do all this while feeling healthy and safe.

    How many of us succeed? Thats hard to say. We all know people who claim to have a life like this, and we certainly know people who will recount their regrets on request.

    You might notice that having it all, all the time, may be impossible. Some of us might conjure up some old sayings like:

    • "You can't have your cake and eat it too."
    • "You can't always get what you want."

    But how to do we make sure we get what we need when we need it most?

    Its a tall order indeed. Self-help is a huge industry. Every author seems to think they have at least some answers to this question.

    Full Impact Living℠ is my life philosophy based on psychological concepts, research and my experience in providing treatment. It has evolved over more than 30 years of clinical practice successfully helping people with some of the most difficult to treat mental health disorders:

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