Teva Johnstone's Education & Experience

I'm Teva


I am a therapist who provides self-paced online educational courses for parents.

My educational content is grounded in a relationship-based, developmental approach with an emphasis on prevention of childhood mental health issues.

I create courses on homeschooling children with ADHD, Autism and highly sensitive or spirited temperaments.

My Story 

ADHD, Autism + Neurodiversity

I was inspired to focus my practice on differently wired kids when I became a mother to a spirited child. Professionally, I noticed a gap in knowledge and dignified treatment of autistic and highly sensitive kids, so I made it my mission to help turn things around within the field of mental health.

Professional Practice

When I opened my child therapy practice I learned there was a need for parental care, education and support. I pivoted my approach to more broadly assist parents.


I think homeschool is a great way to foster children's mental health and development, particularly for kids & teens with ADHD, Autism, and highly sensitive or spirited temperaments. I am passionate about freeing the youth from coercive schooling environments so they can maintain a love of learning and develop optimally with resilience, creativity and agency.

Cali Life

I live in Southern California and homeschool my daughter in a beautiful corner of the world.




Vanessa Mae Rameer, BA Psychology 

Vanessa is my right hand gal and research assistant! She keeps the information used in course creation up-to-date with high quality scholarly literature. She maintains the Amazon Shop and other tech. Vanessa is a creative psychology geek who is pursuing higher education while running a super cool online merch store.


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Homeschool & Unschool

I help parents exit the schools so they can raise their child aligned with their values and watch them soar.


Neurodiversity Parenting

I help parents learn about autism, ADHD, and develop respectful parenting skills for a more peaceful home.


Children's Mental Health

I help parents understand mental illness risk factors and build up protective qualities for resilience. 

Do you have questions?

Are you curious how parent education and coaching can help your family?

Contact Teva
"Your page literally makes me feel sane. I am grateful for everything you talk about. It's sort of a scary place for parents right now and having influencers like you not shy away from difficult topics is so valuable. Thank you!"
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"Just wanted to say that I am so grateful for your courage and obvious compassion for our kids. You are doing meaningful work!"
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Master's of Social Work // Azusa Pacific University

Certified DIR Floortime Practitioner // ICDL

Certified Autism-Informed Professional // PESI

Certified Trauma Professional // PESI 

Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment // SMART Moves LLC

Autistic Mental Health and Well-being // Judy Endow, LCSW for Autism Society

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders // Postpartum Support International





Early Child Development

  • Co-led developmental play groups

  • Constructed sensorimotor play space
  • Facilitated psychoeducational parent groups 

  • Facilitated maternal mental health postpartum support groups

School-based Developmental Disabilities

  • Therapist on IEP team for social emotional goals

  • Advocate for neurodivergent students

  • Consultant for parents & multidisciplinary team

  • Contractor with underserved school districts

Foster Youth, Trauma & Parenting

  • Provided psychoeducation for parenting abused & traumatized children

  • Supervised visits with biological parents and coached parents on attachment

  • Supported foster families during adoption planning & finalization
  • Wrote and evaluated Home Studies for County Child Welfare & non-profit

Private Practice Psychotherapy

  • Trauma-informed play therapy and talk therapy for youth

  • Parent psychotherapy & Maternal Mental Healthcare

  • DIR Floortime, TF-CBT & Autism specialized support

  • Advocacy for children & parents

Education & Coaching

  • Autism Parent Coaching

  • Homeschool course creator & coach
  • Autism & Neurodiversity guest speaker

  • Children's mental health consulting