JAYNAY C. JOHNSON,MFT
Therapist . Author . Speaker
From suffering from teen depression to being written off by her family and teachers as being just another troubled teen, Jaynay C. Johnson has always been a firm believer that at any given moment you have the power to say, “this is not how the story is going to end.” Jaynay chose to take control of her story! Choosing to dedicate her life to uplifting and empowering the leaders of tomorrow, Jaynay’s body of work includes a published book, magazine features, radio interviews, and multiple guest appearances. A lady of elegance, poise, motivation, and hope for tomorrow’s leaders, Jaynay embodies an uplifting message and presentation style that she believes the ones coming behind her will need in order to reach their greatest potential.
She tours and speaks to teens and families across the country, using her humor and “down to earth” style to take the edge off many of the tougher conversations she must have with her audiences.
Jaynay has worked at local nonprofits, residential treatment homes and schools dedicated to offering a range of behavioral health/social services to those in the Greater Philadelphia region. It is here that Jaynay who received both her Bachelors and Masters from Delaware State University and La Salle University respectively, is able to once again tap into people’s deepest emotions and experiences in order help them reach the breakthrough moment that she also once experienced as a teen.
There is no better arena to experience one of Jaynay’s thought provoking and life changing events than in one of her many mental health seminars, teen dating violence seminars or her healthy family relationships panel discussions. As she continues to make her way across many platforms, Jaynay still finds time to volunteer, mentor young girls, and help teens and families rewrite their narratives. She is living proof that despite what the world tells you, your past does not have to dictate your future.