Meet Renae Johnson, MPS, Epiphany’s Recovery Counselor Meet Renae Johnson, MPS, Epiphany’s Recovery Counselor

Meet Renae Johnson, MPS, Epiphany’s Recovery Counselor

September 10, 2015

Compassion is important to me, but being an art therapist I am greatly connected to the healing power of creativity.  It is often in our states of play, flow, and imagination that growth is able to flourish and wounds can begin to heal.

1.       How long have you been with Epiphany Center and what drew you to the agency?
I have been with Epiphany Center officially for one month!  I was drawn to Epiphany for several reasons. I am a strong believer in holistic care when working in a healing environment.  As humans, no one part about us is an island, whether it is our relationship with our new children, our substance dependence, physical or emotional health.  I appreciate that Epiphany has and continues to create an environment that offers health to all of the aspects of the women and children we serve. 

I also highly value compassionate care.  Sadly our society has moved into a culture of misunderstanding where human strength comes from, and with Epiphany’s focus on compassion as one of its core principles, the agency offers a service for our clients to feel safe enough to find their personal strength, peace, and humanity.

2.       What inspires you most about your work with the women and families of Epiphany Center?
The tremendous amount of courage that the women and families utilize each day to show up and try is deeply inspiring.

3.       What has been the most meaningful part of your time working at the agency?
The part that has touched me the most as I begin at Epiphany is how the staff and clients have been generous with their time and trust as we begin to build relationships and help me learn the many details that go into the program.

4.       Of the five major Vincentian Values of Respect, Compassionate Service, Simplicity, Advocacy for the Poor, and Creativity, which one is your favorite to practice and why?
Compassion is important to me, but being an art therapist I am greatly connected to the healing power of creativity.  It is often in our states of play, flow, and imagination that growth is able to flourish and wounds can begin to heal.

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