Maylene Johnson, LPC
Maylene Johnson, LPC is a License Professional Counselor with over 16 years of experience helping children with autism and their families overcome their daily challenges. She is the Clinical Director at Breakthrough Interventions in Denver, CO where she trains and supervises all senior staff, conducts assessments, and writes individualized treatment plans aimed to empower parents and their children to live successful and independent lives. Maylene was trained in Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Floortime, and the Social Competence Inclusive Play (SCIP) Model. When treating her clients, she takes a multidisciplinary approach in which she incorporates several alternative forms of treatment such as CBD, nutrition, and other holistic therapies. Maylene’s therapeutic philosophy is based on the idea that parents and their children are continuously learning, experiencing, and “breaking through” life challenges. She believes that much like autism, life is a spectrum. Parents and their children are on a constant evolutionary journey needing to embrace their whole selves by not only caring for their mental needs, but for their physical, dietary, and emotional needs as well. Based on her many years of experience in working with children with autism and their families she feels that incorporating alternative approaches to therapy is not only a must but a necessity. Breaking Through Autism was created as a trusted source of information to address and provide education on autism and other behavioral disorders in children, teens, and young adults. It was also created for parents who are seeking a happy and healthy lifestyle based on research from alternative therapies, diets, and self-care wellness practices. This website is a place where holistic information is gathered to help parents make navigating their needs easy and readily accessible.