Curriculum Vitae

Megan A. Johntz,

M.S., C.C.Ht., N.C.C., L.P.C.


Master of Science - August, 1992
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.
Counselor Education
Graduate Course Concentrations:
Advanced Psychopathology; Testing, Assessment and Evaluation; Adult and Child Development; Group Therapy Dynamics and Processes

Bachelor of Arts - May, 1989
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.
Communications; Radio and Television Broadcast News

Associate of Arts - May 1985
South Florida School for the Performing Arts, Miami, Florida.
Performing Arts
Admission to this high school for the performing arts is by audition only with approximately 2500 applicants vying for 15 slots in five disciplines


Professional Speaker -
Johntz Presentations, Tampa, Florida. April, 1999 - present:
Clients include FINA Oil, McKinsey &Company, Delta Airlines, Mensa, Southwestern Bell Wireless, The F.B.I., Charter Hospital, The Better Business Bureau, Columbia Hospital, among others. Created a series of "Psych Tools for..." workshops and keynote designed to help corporations and organizations work wonders with people. Presented over 900 times during seven years of private practice, before transitioning into professional speaking full-time.

Founder/Owner/Psychotherapist -
Plano Psychotherapy, Plano, Texas. November, 1994 - April, 1999:
Individual, family, couple and group psychotherapist in private practice. Specialties include women's issues, depression, anxiety, and trauma recovery. Utilize hypnotherapy, videotherapy, and experiential techniques when appropriate as adjuncts to the therapy process.
Associate Therapist -
Family Therapy Associates of Plano, Plano, Texas. February 1993 - November 1994:
Individual, family, couple, group and play psychotherapist in private practice. Specialties included sexual, emotional, physical and spiritual abuse recovery, adolescent and adult addictive disorders, affective disorders and anxiety disorders.
Contract Therapist -
Seay Behavioral Health Center of Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, Plano, Texas. February 1993 - November 1994:
Provided support on a contract basis to a 24-bed inpatient and partial patient psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital serving both adults and adolescents.
Contract Experiential Therapist -
Seay Behavioral Health Center of Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, Plano, Texas. June 1993 - November 1994:
Experiential therapy for patient, community, school and corporate groups. Initiatives include Challenge Quest Ropes Course, team and trust building exercises indoors and outdoors, empathy and understanding exercises to bring groups together, such as local gangs or different ethnic factions.
Associate Counselor -
Seay Behavioral Health Center of Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, Plano, Texas. October 1993 - March 1993:
Counselor for adult chemical dependency and psychiatric hospital. Group and individual therapist utilizing psychodrama, relaxation techniques and cognitive-behavioral retraining as adjuncts to therapy.
Milieu Therapist -
Seay Behavioral Health Center of Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, Plano, Texas. February 1991 - October 1992:
Responsibilities included leading group, family and individual therapy sessions with adolescents and children. Inpatient and partial patient experience with disorders ranging from O.D.D. and A.D.H.D., to eating disorders, depression chemical dependency and trauma recovery.
Initiated, organized, produced and analyzed results from first employee satisfaction survey, which began a reorganization process resulting in streamlining operations, and in saving money and employee time and stress.
Identified problem areas and initiated numerous changes within organization, creating more efficient daily operations.
Received highest raise possible at each review period.

Television News Reporter/Editor -

Westcott Communications - The Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN) and The Automotive Satellite Television Network (ASTN), Dallas, Texas. August 1989 - February 1991:
On-camera talent for these national satellite networks, as well as editor of written and video content. Programming beamed via satellite into police stations 24 hours a day, with news programming every half hour. ASTN beamed via satellite into car dealerships to train sales personnel in the latest sales techniques and product features. Also served as back-up anchor for ASTN News.

Licensed Professional Counselor. License #12099
National Certified Counselor. Certification # 28953
National Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. Certification #1472

National Board for Certified Counselors
National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists

Strategic Customer Service
Persuasive Communication
Hiring & Firing
Top Sales
Dealing with Difficult People
Interpersonal Managing Skills
Wake Up Refreshed
Brain Sex: The Real Differences Between Men and Women
Handling the Holidays
Women and Anger
Divorcing Families
Courageous Communication
Birth Order
Pre-Marital Counseling
Psychology and Christianity
Relationship Connection
Bi-Nuclear Family Dynamics
Caring for Aging Parents
Sexual Trauma and Eating Disorders
Good Grief
Spiritual Abuse vs. Religious Abuse
The Incredible Worth of a Woman
Worry Wart Remover
Effective Parenting Through Life Transitions
Sexual Trauma: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms
Violent Relationships
Birth Order
Eating Disorders in Children
Personality Styles and Power Marketing
Body Language
Body Language and Negotiation
Dealing with Anxiety
Break or Create Any Habit in 21 Days
Hear No Evil; See No Evil; Speak No Evil
Highly Sensitive People
The Psychology of Attraction
Healing Faith
The Psychology of Attraction for Teenagers
The Psychology of Pregnancy
Life Choices - Life Skills
Marriage Options in the 90's
Assertive Living
Clinical Assessment
Fighting for Your Relationship: What is Healthy Conflict Resolution?
Guilt - The Parental Hormone
Up to Here! Stress Management for Mommies
Healthy Relationships
Adolescence- What's Normal Anyway?
Planning Your Pregnancy
Faith at Work
Spirit-Filled Relationships
Mis-Communicating with the Kids
Genograms: What's Inside Your Family Tree?
Cultivate Your Self Esteem
Personality Type in the Workplace
Anger Management
Sexual Harassment

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy presented by Albert Ellis
Psychobiology of Mental Control presented by Dr. John Madden
Love is a Decision presented by Gary Smalley and John Trent, Ph.D.
Love, Medicine and Miracles presented by Dr. Bernie Siegal
Preventing Child Abuse in Our Neighborhoods presented by the Mental Health Association of Collin County
Health Related Pleasures presented by Dr. Nicholas Hall
Abuse Recovery presented by Southwest Center for Abuse Recovery and Education
Ego Expansion: Mind Body Connection presented by Charter Healthcare System of Dallas
Herstory: Tracing Violence Against Women Through the Ages presented by Texas Council on Domestic Violence
Counseling Liability presented by RAPHA Treatment Centers
Hope Beyond Hurt presented by the Mental Health Association of Collin County
Managed Care for Today presented by Charter Healthcare System of Grapevine
Spiritual Issues and Systems Therapy presented by Richardson Medical Center
Counseling Toward Solutions presented by Dr. Linda Metcalf
Investigative Process of a Psychodramatist presented by Richardson Medical Center
Guided Imagery presented by Richardson Medical Center
Trauma recovery and the Problem of False Memory presented by Drs. Collin Ross, Maryanne Watson, and Art Arauzo
Practice Building presented by Charter Healthcare System of Dallas at Plano
Bioenergetics presented by Richardson Medical Center
Cognitive Therapy with Difficult Populations presented by Richardson Medical Center
Stress Solutions for Women presented by Career Track
Hypnosis presented by Dr. Maryanne Watson
Scientifically based Marital Therapy by Dr. John Gottman
Passages in Psychiatry, Psychology and Counseling - by Dr. Frank Minirth
Jerks presented by Dr. Paul Meyer through Minirth-Meyer New Life Clinics