Meet Carolyn

Carolyn graduated from Loyola Niehoff School of Nursing Chicago with a Master's degree in Nursing in 2005. She is board certified as a Womens' Health Nurse Practitioner. She has been a Registered Nurse since 1995 and spent her early career working in the hospital in Labor and Delivery/ICU, the nursery and NICU and Post Partum.


After obtaining her advanced practice degree she's been in private practice in Barrington, IL doing women's health as well as mental health.


She is certified in Functional Medicine with the American Board of Anti Aging Health Practitioners as a Health Practitioner Diplomat.

Carolyn's integrative approach to medicine combines conventional therapy and medication management with holistic alternatives. She prides herself on investigating and addressing the root cause of symptoms, as opposed to just treating the symptoms themselves.


Carolyn's clinical expertise and her specialty in women's health enable her to formulate comprehensive treatment plans for each individual patient that goes above and beyond traditional treatment methods. She strives to provide her patients with compassionate care in a warm and nurturing environment where healing can begin and well-being can flourish.


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  • Master of Science in Nursing from Loyola University / Niehoff School of Nursing in Chicago in 2004

  • Nurse for over 26 years

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

  • Board Certified in Women’s Health

  • Treating mood, hormone related disorders

  • Nutrition guidance

  • Certified Diplomat with the AntiAging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine (FAAMFM) Fellowship through A4M/MMI.


Meet Rachael

Hi & welcome! My name is Rachael and I am the office coordinator here at SerenityNP. I have worked with Carolyn Johnson as a receptionist and administrative assistant for several years prior to transitioning with her to Crystal Lake.


In my spare time, I love spending time with my husband and 2 daughters. We enjoy watching sports (both my daughters play softball and volleyball), listening to live music, & just enjoying the outdoors whenever we can. I also love to cook, bake, and attempt DIY projects!


I will be the friendly face you see when you walk through our doors and the warm voice you hear when you call. I take pride in treating all clients with courtesy, demonstrating professionalism, and dedication to my work. I look forward to serving you during your journey with Carolyn.

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Meet Agata

I was born in Poland and the US become my home when I was as twenty years old. Since I can remember I've been fascinated with human psychology.


I've studied at Roosevelt University, Harper Collage and MCC. Throughout my studies I discovered how powerful and effective Therapeutic human touch is in the healing processes. Therefore, I decided to pursue this as my field of study and enrolled in the First Institute Massage Therapy Program.


Currently, I live in Cary on beautiful lake Killarney with my husband, two children, two dogs and a cat.


I’m looking forward meeting you and sharing my knowledge and gifts with you.


  • Licensed massage therapist in the state of Illinois​

  • I’ve worked with hundreds of individuals​

  • Training in:

    • Human anatomy and physiology

    • Chinese medicine

    • Cupping

    • Lymphatic drainage

    • Prenatal and postpartum care

    • Trigger point

    • Reflexology

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