About Our Black Counselors
Conceived in 2009, BMHC brings you the services of Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Constance B. Johnson. Constance completed her graduate training in 1983 at the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work. As an African American therapist, she brings many years of professional experience in black and multicultural communities, in clinic settings, through community organization projects, and in outpatient home visits.
In the spring of 2012, Constance was honored by Springfield College School of Social Work as Field Supervisor of the Year. She has served as Adjunct Professor at Springfield College since 2003, and she has also taught at Western New England University and Cambridge College. She also serves as Adjunct Field Faculty at Smith College in Northampton.
For over a decade, Constance led programs at Valley Psychiatric Service in Springfield, MA in the treatment of the co-occurring disorders of substance abuse and mental health as well as assisting individuals with criminal justice involvement. She has also offered trauma resolution groups since 2000. Grounded in the knowledge that people heal, she know that those who experience traumatic events have both profound effects of that trauma and the innate resiliency to overcome past events.
A lifelong student of the spectrum of gender and sexuality expression, Constance completed a Fellowship at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center on Black Female to Male Transgenders. She has spoken widely and worked with individuals around this experience as well as trauma, multi-cultural exchange, addiction, gender dysphoria, and post-traumatic slave syndrome.
If you're looking for a black therapist or a black counselor to help you attain mental wellness, BMHC is the perfect place for you.
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- Dignity and respect for the individual
- Validation and support for African American and other cultures
- Insight and empathy for sexual and gender-based exploration and development