2100 Woodmere Blvd. Harvey, LA 70058 ~suite 200~
Dr. Johnson currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Addictive Behaviors Counseling and Prevention at Southern University at New Orleans. He earned a Ph.D at the University of Holy Cross in Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr.. Johnson received a Masters of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Xavier University of Louisiana. He also earned a Bachelor’s of Sciences degree in Business Management from Southern University at Baton Rouge and an Associates of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling from Southern University at New Orleans. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, a Licensed Addictions Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Johnson has a strong compassion for providing counseling services to the offender population. For the last twenty-five years, he has worked with juveniles in such capacities as a Juvenile Probation Officer, a Youth Care Worker, a Pre-trial Juvenile Diversion Counselor, a Juvenile Drug-Prevention Program Coordinator, a Juvenile Drug-Court Counselor, an In-Home family Services Counselor, a Clinical Director in a non-profit agency, and a Mental Health Counselor in a Juvenile Secure Care Facility. Recently, Dr. Johnson also provides mental health and addictive disorder services to the adult population.
Dr. Johnson's expertise in adolescent counseling has pioneered many local efforts to advance knowledge, skills and application of standards of care in the treatment of addictive disorders and co-occurring mental illnesses. In 2004, he was awarded the Excellence in Treatment Award by the New Orleans Chapter of the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Dr. Johnson is a member of several professional and civic organizations, including the Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselors and Trainers, The New Orleans Addictions Professionals Association, the Louisiana Counseling Association, the American Counseling Association. He has served as chair of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s Project Manhood Mentoring Program for Boys and is currently the faculty advisor for My Brother’s Keeper Professional Mentoring Program for male students enrolled in the Behavioral Sciences Department at Southern University at New Orleans. He is a former Non Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army, where he served with the 7th Infantry Division at Fort Ord, CA. Dr. Johnson currently resides in Jefferson Parish with his wife and three sons. His professional motto is "There is no such thing as a bad kid....good kids make bad choices."