What I Wish I Knew Then: A Conversation with Dena Johnson

Episode 4 of A Fostered Life Podcast features my conversation with Trauma and Attachment Therapist Dena Johnson, who focuses her practice on counseling foster and adoptive families.

The first time I heard Dena speak was at a conference for foster and adoptive parents several years ago. I was really struggling with some of the challenges of being a caregiver for children with a background of trauma, and I was so grateful for her honest, down-to-earth, approachable and hopeful tone and helpful practical insights for parents and caregivers.

Dena shares really informative content about trauma-informed parenting on her Facebook Page at Dena Johnson Counseling, and in this episode, I asked Dena to talk a bit about what she would say to her younger self with the benefit of years of experience and hindsight.

Dena offers transparency and vulnerability, letting us know we are not alone when we’re facing challenges and struggles as we seek to serve our children with compassion and empathy. She’s been a real blessing to me, and I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. 

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