Licensed Professional Counselor
OK #5181

Alisa Johnson, LPC-S

Alisa is the founder and owner of Empowered Life Counseling. She is passionate about providing the community with excellent therapists. She has developed a counseling practice that allows her and the therapists she employs to provide the best care to clients. Along with counseling individuals and couples, she provides mentorship and support to her therapist team. Alisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University. Alisa values providing the best therapy to her clients and continually pursues training and consultation in several therapeutic models. She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and she has found EMDR to be effective in addressing trauma and adverse life events with clients. Alisa has also been in ongoing training and consultation in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model for several years. She loves that IFS allows her to help her clients address the complexity of how trauma impacts their present lives. Incorporating these therapeutic models while developing a therapeutic relationship has helped her clients be better equipped to manage life’s stressors more effectively.

Alisa has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, which is an effective treatment in helping couples heal attachment injuries and develop secure bonds. She understands that being in the right relationship is pivotal for a person’s health and well-being. Her understanding of relationships allows her also to help individuals who are in various stages of determining if they want to end a relationship. She understands the grief and ambivalence that ending significant relationships can bring and has experienced great success in helping clients navigate this incredibly difficult decision in their lives.

Alisa, a Type 8 on the Enneagram with a 7 wing and a  One-to-One Subtype, has attended several Enneagram trainings since 2019 and recently began in a program with two certification tracks that she intends to pursue. She has found that Enneagram complements IFS, and she enjoys incorporating this personality typology in her work with clients to help them better understand themselves.

About Alisa Johnson

Alisa has lived in Tulsa since 1991 and is married to a Tulsa native. She and her husband, Charles, are passionate about Boston Terriers, as evidenced by their years of commitment to Boston Terrier and Short Nose Rescue of Oklahoma. They are members of Tulsa Dog Training Club and are involved with PawPals, the Therapy Dog Group from Tulsa Dog Training Club.  When not volunteering for BTSNRO, you might find them at the Tulsa PAC, the movie theatre, or watching their beloved Steelers on a big screen someplace in Tulsa or working out, much to Charles’ chagrin!