Jane Johnson, LICSW, CEDS

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity.  It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity.” Brene Brown, PhD, Daring Greatly  

Though vulnerability can be uncomfortable, nothing is as painful as feeling disconnected from the life you want to live.  Jane, a Certified Daring Way Facilitator, often integrates Brown’s work on vulnerability, shame-resiliency, belonging, self-compassion, and courage into therapy sessions.  She is also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and has significant experience helping individuals and families work toward recovery from an eating disorder and related issues.  Jane believes that clients make significant change when they understand what led to the development of their problems and the factors that maintain current symptoms. She uses an array of tools, including expressive therapies, mindfulness, and cognitive therapies to individualize care and help clients meet their goals.  

Prior to joining MBH Wellness Clinic, Jane worked as the clinical director of an eating disorder treatment center; she also coordinated an outpatient eating disorder treatment team at a large university.  When she’s not seeing clients, Jane serves as the educational chairperson for the Alabama Chapter of IAEDP; she is a NEDA Walk committee member, and a junior board member at Triumph Services.

Areas of Expertise & Skills

  • Eating Disorders 
  • Shame Resiliency 
  • Relational Issues
  • Self-Compassion 
  • Codependency 
  • ADHD, Life Management, School-Related Issues 
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Personality Disorders


2011 Master of Social Work, University of Alabama 

2008 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Sewanee: The University of the South