Johannil Napoleon, M.A.
Johannil is a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology (Psy.D) program at Adler University, Chicago, IL. She completed her M.A in art therapy and counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received her bachelor’s degree in art from Berea College. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC). Johannil is dedicated to building an accepting space where clients can discover more about themselves, explore ways to create a functioning relationship with the self and others, and live more authentically. She takes a collaborative approach where she works alongside clients to reach their desired goals. Johannil offers art-based/creative expression in therapy and considers how social, cultural, and other identity factors influence clients' experiences. Her professional interests include working with Black/African American and Latinx individuals, clients with a history of racial and sexual trauma, and clients with concerns around biculturalism and acculturation. Johannil also has experience providing bilingual (English and Spanish) mental health services to individuals. She uses an integrative approach grounded in a humanistic framework, pulling from person-centered, critical psychology, and feminist therapy. As a socially responsible practitioner, she actively engages with clients in therapy from a trauma-informed, intersectional, and relational lens. Outside of CAPS, She is a professional photographer, creates art, enjoys visiting art galleries and museums, dancing to Afro-Latin music, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.