An Author, Educator, Speaker, Psychotherapist
I AM A MILLENNIAL SOCIAL WORKER...
"I am not your typical clinician. I use technology, social media, emojis, memes, and popular culture to communicate and connect with teens and young adults. I can identify with the struggles that the modern businesswoman experiences in corporate America. I am a young, Black woman. I feel you..."
Syrenia Johnson is the owner of The Psychosocial Boutique, PLLC., also known as Psychosocial Solutions. She is an enthusiastic public speaker, mental health and self-care advocate, community health educator, and author. With a diverse clinical background, Syrenia has experience with at-risk youth, forensic populations, Veterans, the aging community, and adults across the age span. She has become a subject matter expert in mental health, social justice, self-care, and community outreach. Syrenia has shared her expertise in local communities, churches, youth organizations, colleges, and universities.
Driven by passion and purpose, Syrenia has used social media to overcome international barriers to spread awareness and empower others through her work and content. Syrenia's passion for social work developed from issues that she experienced in adolescence. She found refuge in journaling and helping others, which led to the creation of her first major project, the Safe Space Guided Mental Health Journal, that is now available on Amazon. Her focus is empowering others to live their best lives. Syrenia coaches individuals in changing their mindsets to think outside of the box. She hopes to create a safe space for those who don't quite fit in with the societal norms. Also, she advocates for minorities and creates a safe space for individuals who are stigmatized by mental health, marginalization, and disadvantage.
Syrenia is an Assistant Professor at Lemoyne-Owen College in Memphis, TN and at Walden University. She is independently licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in the states of AL and TN and a Certified Social Worker in the state of MS (LCSW) and certified as a life coach (CLC). She is also a clinical supervisor for master-level social workers in the states of MS and TN. Syrenia received her Doctor of Social Work degree at Walden University with a concentration in clinical expertise. She received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Texas at Arlington with a concentration in mental health. Her Bachelor of Social Work degree and Psychology degree are from the University of Mississippi. Syrenia is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the National Association of Social Workers, the International Association of Certified Coaches, and the National Association of Black Social Workers.