Working with many women through brief intensive therapy, Trudy began to understand the extent of brokenness among pastors’ wives and women in ministry and Christian women in general. Many of her clients lost their faith, their values and even their passion for serving Christ. She believes this is caused by the isolation that women in ministry experience. Also, she finds many Christian women have many unresolved issues of woundedness and trauma from their past.
The uniqueness of this program is due to Trudy’s combination of Biblical knowledge, receptivity to the Holy Spirit, and her professional training in the area of women’s issues and trauma.
Trudy holds a Masters’ Degree in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Seminary and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Denver Family Therapy Institute. She has various educational pieces of training to help clients recover from trauma.
In addition, Trudy holds certificates in chaplaincy and in Formational Prayer. Prior to her six years as a therapist at Crossroads Counseling of the Rockies, Trudy reached out to women 11+ years at Focus on the Family in the Pregnancy Resource Ministry. Trudy is also an adjunct professor at Master’s International School of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana and is a speaker for Ambassadors’ Speakers Bureau. From 2011-2015 she was the on-sight counselor for guests of Sanctuary, a Christian retreat center.
Trudy M. Johnson, MA, LMFT, is listed as a referring professional with Amen Affiliated Education Center (AmenClinics.com).
Trudy started MissingPieces.org in 2004 in her passion for reaching out to broken women. Missing Pieces.Org is the parent company of A’nesis Retreats. She founded Healthy Daughters as a way to procure scholarship money to help fund counseling for women in need.
Trudy’s Training and Certifications Include:
Certificate of Chaplaincy – Masters’ International School of Divinity
Master’s of Biblical Counseling – Trinity Seminary
Formational Prayer – Dr. Terry Wardle Ashland Seminary
Eating Disorders – Cross Country Education
Psychopharmacology – Cross Country Education
Understanding Emotional Manipulation – Cross Country Education
Sexual Addictions and Pornography – Behavioral Health Institute
Trauma and Addiction Healing – The Meadows
Assessing and Treating Reactive Attachment Disorder – Cross Country Education
Emotionally Destructive Marriage – American Association of Christian Counselors
Pornography Addictions – American Association of Christian Counselors
EMDR In-depth Interventions for Anxiety, Depression, Panic, and Trauma –CMI Education Institute
EFT and Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling–American Association of Christian Counselors Intensive Training
Trauma, Attachment and Neuroscience Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.
Spiritual Warfare Interventions, Arthur Burk, Ph.D., Sapphire Leadership Group
PTSD Healing and Interventions, Arthur Burk, Ph.D., Sapphire Leadership Group
Working with Trauma That Patients Can’t Verbalize, NICABM, Dr. Peter Levine
EFT Therapy for Couples, Dr. Sue Johnson, National Marriage Seminars
How to Rewire the Traumatized Brain, NICABM, Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.C
Certified Amen Clinics Brain Health Coach, www.amenclinics.com
Trudy has completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and uses Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Biblical Method) in her therapy work. The Gottman Institute, www.gottman.com
Trudy started her Doctoral Degree Program with Master’s International School of Divinity in June 2015.