Toll-free (888) 519-4177
Phone (605) 529-5240
Fax (605) 610-1561


Providing hope for a better life
As a certified nurse practitioner (CNP), Brenda Johnson is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. This certification allows Brenda to diagnose and treat mental illnesses with medication and/or psychotherapy. Her practice provides a nursing philosophy emphasis, shared decision making, and collaboration with other health practitioners. Brenda is licensed by the South Dakota Board of Nursing and the South Dakota Board of Medical & Osteopathic Examiners.

Mental illness affects relationships, school, work, etc. The approach Brenda practices is to ensure the individual is highly involved in setting treatment goals. Individuals are encouraged to involve family members, or other significant persons, who can help them reach their goals. Confidentiality is an individual right, and your privacy is highly respected. Brenda's interest is to see individuals thrive in every area of their life.

With over 30 years of nursing experience, Brenda Johnson's interests involves mental health problems that result in diagnosing and treating:
• depression
• anxiety
• attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
• obsessive compulsive disorders
• trauma issues
• eating disorders
• bipolar
• schizophrenia
• addiction issues

Her 30 plus years of nursing experience also gives her a special ability in treating mental issues that co-occur with other medical conditions or end of life issues. Mental health issues impact chronic disease management in diseases such as diabetes, cancer, obesity, alchoholism, heart disease, etc. She also works to dispel mental illness myths by encouraging early identification and treatment of mental illness.

Brenda has been a volunteer for NAMI South Dakota teaching Family to Family 12-week courses. This experience has allowed her to hear countless struggles that individuals and families face. Brenda's goal is to share in these experiences and work with individuals and families in developing for recovery.





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Contact Brenda Johnson
Toll-free (888) 519-4177
Phone (605) 529-5240
Fax (605) 610-1561

Email brenda@strivingtoimprove.com

Office locations:
218 West 13th Street, Suite 110, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
306 4th St. Suite G, Brookings, SD 57006
506 Lovely Ave., P.O. 328, Baltic, SD 57003




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