DRG Counseling

Individual and Family Counseling​ Services

Johanna Sozio, LPC

Adolescents & Adults


Hi, my name is Johanna Sozio.


I began working in the mental health field 8 years ago.

I graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2011 with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and became licensed in New York as an LMHC.

I recently relocated to North Carolina with my family and am licensed in NC as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

For last 5 years I have worked in the fields of Substance Abuse and Addictions.

Once the severity of addiction and level of care have been established, developing treatment goals and identifying healthy coping skills are the next steps in order for clients to make a change. This is only attainable however, when there is a full commitment to treatment.

I am also a faith-based counselor and will incorporate spirituality into my sessions depending on the comfort level and only at the agreement of the client.

  • If a client chooses to not discuss faith in treatment, their requests are respected and spirituality will not be discussed further within treatment.

I take pride in developing and cultivating a safe environment for all belief systems and do not discriminate based on cultural, religious, political, or gender views.

Choosing to start therapy and embracing change is not an easy process.

I use a Readiness for Change model to assist clients in addressing everyday struggles and am passionate about helping clients reach their full potential.

I have been fortunate and blessed to see people radically transformed and changed by implementing strategies learned in the counseling process.

These strategies include: reaching out, seeking help and support, and exchanging unhealthy coping skills for healthy ones, which leads to radical transformation.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Addictions
  • Personality Disorders
  • Faith based counseling
  • Adjustment disorders 
  • Self worth and Self esteem issues 
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Relationship issues