Kari Johnston

  Kari Johnston, LPC QMHP

  Chief Operating Officer

  605-886-0123 or 800-444-3989

Kari Johnston  has been at the Human Service Agency since 2000 and in her current role as COO since 2005. In addition to her administrative duties, she provides therapy to adolescents and adults. She has experience working with clients coping with depression, life stress, grief and anxiety. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Kari, call 605-886-0123. Kari is frequently referred to as "that lady therapist with two different colored eyes" so she can't be missed!

Education:  Bachelor of Science, South Dakota Sate University, 1991; Master of Arts, South Dakota State University, 1997

Background/Experience:  Kari is a licensed professional counselor, nationally certified counselor and qualified mental health professional who has worked in the field of mental health. She has experience working with clients of all ages, including families, and has facilitated groups. Kari has also worked as an addictions therapist. She has been in a supervisory role since coming to the Human Service Agency in 2000.

Professional Interests/Specialties:  Kari has worked with individuals struggling with depression, oppositional defiant disorder, grief and loss, and life transitional issues. She also enjoys working in crisis settings, both on a debriefing team and to provide crisis counseling.

Affiliations/Activities: Kari is a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management team, the National Board for Certified Counselors, and the Watertown Child Protection Team.

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