Meet Stephanie Johnson



Founder and Director of Sage Education and Therapy, Stephanie Johnson MA, R-DMT, LPC is a mother, educator, author, registered dance therapist and licensed professional counselor.

Ms. Johnson began her career as a public school teacher and was one of the original teachers at the FAIR School, Crystal where she taught dance until 2004. In 2007 she received a Master’s Degree in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder CO. Somatic Psychology is a body based psychotherapy that can be used with people of all ages as an alternative orcompliment to traditional talk therapy methods or occupational therapy. Ms. Johnson uses developmental movement therapy and somatic counseling to treat clients of all ages who have symptoms of attention/learning challenges, depression and anxiety as well as those who are experiencing overwhelming circumstances. Using the wisdom of early movements and reflexes, Stephanie supports her clients by revealing the origin of symptoms rather than employing a series of coping mechanisms that overlook the root of the problem.


In addition to her work with individuals, Ms. Johnson is the author of the award winning book Baby Bare: A bottom up approach to growing strong brains and bodies. Stephanie is an internationally sought speaker and trainer who is known for her warmth, humor and clarity. For more information on about Baby Bare and trainings go to

Ms Johnson lives in Minnesota with with her 12 year old son, August.