Shawn Johnston, Clinical Director at The Neighborhood Center

Welcome Shawn Johnston, Our New Clinical Director

Utica, NY – June 3 2019 – We’re proud to announce that we have hired Shawn Johnston as our new Clinical Director. Johnston will oversee clinics in both Utica and Rome, where she will be responsible for clinical management of mental health services provided to children, youth and adults with behavioral healthcare needs as well as provide clinical direction, supervision, and leadership.

Johnston brings with her 10 years of clinical experience where she has managed complex cases, has been responsible for counseling and consultation services which include assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for clients.

“I am honored and excited to join the Neighborhood Center in their very important mission. There are many challenges to addressing the mental health needs of our community, and I am very grateful to have the opportunity to join this fantastic team of leaders, clinicians, and support staff to ensure we are providing high quality, innovative, and effective mental health care to the people we serve.”

Johnston has her Masters of Social Work from SUNY Albany and experience includes working at Mohawk Valley Health Systems, ADHD and Autism Psychological Services and Advocacy, and MetLife. She resides in Oriskany, New York and has two children, ages 20 and 11 and her certified therapy dog, Riley.

The Neighborhood Center is a comprehensive Human Services Agency in Central New York. All Services are based on a philosophy of empowerment – helping people to help themselves. Our mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and families through cooperative opportunities, resources, and advocacy which embrace diversity, promote empowerment and foster responsible citizenship.

For more information about us and our many services, go to www.neighborhoodctr.org.