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Monday Evening Speaker Series

8:00-9:00 pm ET (7:00-8:00 pm Central)
Virtual using Google Meet
Monday Evening Speaker Series

Dealing with stress and anxiety
With Lesli Johnson

Stress, anxiety, grief, and feelings of disconnection and isolation are high right now as we deal with circumstances that seem quite out of our control. For those who have experienced trauma, stressful times can make it more difficult to self-regulate and cope with uncertainty. 
Let’s come together to talk about the importance of self-care and how we can support our loved ones and heal as a community now and moving forward.  

This session will offer practical ways to work with the nervous system, calm anxiety and build resilience. There will be an optional guided resourcing exercise as well as plenty of time for Q&A.

Lesli Johnson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, specializing in adoption and related issues. Her clients include all members of the adoption and foster care community: adoptees, adoptive parents, waiting parents, birth/first parents, foster parents and families. An adoptee herself, Lesli’s personal experience allows her to connect with this community in a unique way. Lesli is a certified EMDR therapist and trained in Brainspotting and the Trauma Resiliency Model.

In addition to her work in private practice, Lesli provides coaching services both in-office and virtually to adoptees, adoptive parents and birthparents worldwide. She facilitates on-going adoption support groups and conducts adoption awareness and education workshops in schools, universities and mental health settings to help professionals better understand issues related to adoption. Lesli also consults on film, television and creative projects that have adoption-related themes. 

Learn more or connect with Lesli at

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