Johanna Kiefner, MDiv, LCSW
Johanna’s professional life has been a varied one – from beginning her studies in biology and the environment to entering seminary at a time when few women were doing so, to serving rural and suburban congregations, being a wife and parent, serving as a hospital, hospice, college, and Army chaplain, then to having the privilege of earning her MSW at Boston College in 2009. Her therapeutic focus is holistic, understanding that each person is at once biological, spiritual, social, psychological, and rational, and her practice is one which honors and uses each as a source of healing. Johanna is strengths-based, believing that the One who gives life also blesses and redeems it. Johanna’s training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Spiritual Practices. In her therapy practice, she has experience and skill in working with those who are dealing with life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and bereavement, health issues, stress management and reduction, and spiritual distress. As a therapist and pastor, her role is one of accompanying someone on their journey into hope and wholeness.