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 babybare.net
Ms Johnson lives in Minnesota with with her 12 year old son, August.
Jenni Voorhees is an occupational therapist with a passionate belief that each person has an
inherent vibrance. She is committed to guiding each child, person, and family to realize their
Jenni began her journey teaching in an early childhood setting. She particularly enjoyed teaching
children in her care that experienced challenges with sensory processing, regulation, and
coordination. A pivotal moment in her life occurred thanks to an invitation from the parents of a
child in her class. Always eager to learn and serve, Jenni jumped at the opportunity when his
parents invited her to observe his occupational therapy session. Her enthusiasm to learn more
was instantly sparked and she went on to earn her Occupational Therapy degree in 2002 at the
College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN. Since then, she has worked in private practice settings
using a sensory integration approach with infants, children, and adults. Creativity, intention, and
respect for individual interests are the foundations in her treatment sessions. *
Jenni’s passions for helping others and learning have led to a holistic view of development,
health, and healing. She has grown her skillset in many areas including: sensory integration,
primary motor reflex patterns, auditory interventions, functional visual skills, oral motor skills,
feeding, tethered oral ties (tongue ties), attachment, Trauma Informed Care, social skills, Growth
Mindsets, and craniosacral therapy. She has been a Certified Mad to Glad Parent Coach since
2018. In her free time, Jenni enjoys spending time reading, drawing, and exploring with her
husband and three children